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187th 



ANNUAL 
REPORT 

Town of Wakefield - 1998 










On March 15, 1998, the Town rededicated the renovated Lucius 
Beebe Memorial Library. Architects Childs Bertman Tseckares Inc. 
redesigned the accessible Avon St. entry to match the dignity and 
grace of the original Cram and Ferguson building. Built using both 
state and local funds, and furnished in large measure by private 
donations, the welcoming library attracts twice the number of 
patron visits. The handsome Quiet Reading Room was among twen- 
ty-two libraries nationally featured in the architectural issue of 
Library Journal. 



The drawings in this year's Annual Report were created by students 
in Ms. Joy Schilling's Graphic Design class at Wakefield Memorial 
High School. Students whose work appear in the book are: Chris 
Canestaro, Keri Clendening, Christina Farrell, Nick Fitzgerald, Liz 
Henshaw, Michelle Leahy, Sara Owen, Elissa Quinn, Tom Ramocki, 
Emily Smith, Ryan Sugar and Andrew Zitola. 



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187th 
annual 
report 




OF THE TOWN OFFICERS OF 

Wakefield 

Massachusetts 

including the vital Statistics for the 
year ending December thirty-first 

1998 



Wakefield Item Press, Wakefield, Mass. 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Town of Wakefield 




Population, 1998 Census — 23,856 

1990 Federal Census — 24,825 

Congressman, 7th District — Edward J. Markey of Maiden 

Councillor, 6th District — Michael J. Callahan of Medford 

Senator, 3rd Middlesex District — 

Richard R. Tisei of Wakefield 

State Representative, Twenty- Second Middlesex — 

Brian M. Cresta of Wakefield 



TOWN OFFICERS 

*Selectmen 

John B. Encarnacao, Chairman, 1999 
Linda A. Sawin, 1999 Peter G. Melanson, 2001 

Kevin T. Haggerty, 2000 Wayne M. Tarr, 2001 

♦Town Clerk 
Virginia M. Zingarelli, 1999 

♦Moderator 

Mario L. Simeola, 1999 

♦Treasurer 

Paul Lazzaro, 2001 

♦Tax Collector 

Kathleen M. KeUy, 2001 

♦♦Town Accountant 

Richard P. Conboy, Jr., 2000 



♦♦Acting Town Administrator 

Thomas P. Butler, 1999 



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Executive Secretary/Town Accountant 

John J. McCarthy, Emeritus 
January 26, 1991 



Advisory Board of Public Works 




Roger G. Maloney 


1999 


Thomas P. MacKay 


1999 


Robert P. Curran 


2000 


James E. Good 


2000 


Dennis M. Oates 


2001 


*School Committee 




Cyril R. Bode 


1999 


Christine Bridges 


1999 


Concetta R. Tecce 


2000 


John Boghos 


2001 


Jeffrey M. Foxon 


2001 



*Northeast Metropolitan Regional 
Vocational School Representative (4 years) 

Vincent J. Carisella 2000 

Trustees, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library 

Kristina A. Carrick 1999 

Nancy C. Delaney 1999 

Harold D. Regan 1999 

Arthur J. Beebe, III 2000 

Cindy A. Schatz 2000 

Peter J. Scott 2000 

Timothy F. Healey 2001 

James A. Pappas 2001 

Kevin F. Penders 2001 



*Board of Health 

Sam Stella 1999 

A. Louis Giamarco 2000 

Clarice P. Andrews 2001 



Town Planning Board 

Bette Belmonte Shallcross 1999 

2000 
2001 
2002 



Nancy H. Cahill 

Paul J. Semenza, Esq. 

Donald O. Dusenberry 

Michael E. McLaughlin 2003 

*Assessors 



John S. Conf alone 
Edward H. Stone 



1999 
2000 



Alfred R. Razzaboni 2001 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



*Municipal Gas and Light Commissioners 




James H. Murphy 


1999 


Kenneth J. Chase, Jr. 


2000 


Michael P. McCarthy 


2000 


Gilbert J. McCarthy 


2001 


Eugene J. Sullivan, Jr. 


2001 


*Wakefield Housing Authority 




Betsy Sheeran 


1999 


Arthur J. Rotondi, Jr. 


2000 


Eugene N. Ruggiero 


2001 


Alfred S. Confalone 


2002 


Mark W. Tarpey, State Appointee 


2002 


""Constables 




G. Scott Angelo 


1999 


Richard 0. Bayrd 


2001 


Sean J. Hurton 


2001 


**Registrars of Voters 




Lou Ann Bumstead 


1999 


Quirino M. Iannazzo 


1999 


Virginia M. Zingarelli 


1999 


Jeanne Marie Delory 


2000 


**Finance Committee 




Quirino M. Iannazzo 


1999 


Rosco E. Irving 


1999 


William Kilmartin 


1999 


Marc A. Luca 


1999 


Alfred A. Palmerino 


1999 


Kathleen M. Beaulieu 


2000 


John Connolly, Jr. 


2000 


Philip F. McCarty 


2000 


Harry J. Petrucci 


2000 


J. Edward Surette, III 


2000 


Joseph B. Bertrand 


2001 


Kathleen K. Cranley 


2001 


William F. Curry 


2001 


Royal H. Evans, Jr. 


2001 


Muriel M. McConville 


2001 


"""Historical Commission 




Nancy L. Bertrand 


1999 


Juliane M. Gerace 


1999 


Henry B. McConville 


1999 


Gene A. Moulton 


1999 


Marcia J. Phinney 


1999 



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**Recreation Commission 




Steven Carr 


1999 


Daniel P. Crowley 


1999 


Christine M. Gargano 


1999 


Robert Bisacre 


2000 


Robert Romano 


2000 


Mark Roberto 


2001 


Susan Hickey, Associate Member 


1999 


Gary L. Romancewicz, Associate Member 


1999 


James Cronin, Associate Member 


2001 


Paul Dickey, Associate Member 


2001 


"""Conservation Commission 




Richard L. Laramie 


1999 


Robert J. Romano 


1999 


Frank J. Luciani, Jr. 


2000 


Philip B. Posner 


2000 


**CATV Advisory Committee 




Robert H. Beyer 


1999 


David Hartig 


1999 


Harry S. Kasbarian 


1999 


James H. Meuse 


1999 


Eric Reid 


1999 


** Commission on Disability Issues 




Harry S. Kasbarian 


1999 


Warren W. Magoon 


1999 


James E. Caffrey, Esq. 


2000 


Larry A. Hardacker 


2000 


Kristen A. Noren 


2000 


Laurence J. Brennan 


2001 


Concetto Ferrara 


2001 


* "Council on Aging 




Janet K. Miranda 


1999 


Harold F. Crouse 


2000 


Delia M. Giuffre 


2000 


Joan M. Mathewson 


2000 


Robert F. Tierney 


2000 


Opnpvipvp T Howard 


2001 



* ""Fence Viewers 

Richard D. Cardillo 1999 

F. Leo Delory 1999 

Richard S. Turner 1999 



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**Arts Lottery Council 




Nancy L. Bertrand 


1999 


Janice L. Harrington 


1999 


Jeanne Hudd 


1999 


Virginia E. McGrail 


1999 


Marcia J. Phinney 


1999 


Joy Schilling 


1999 


Jill Tapper 


1999 


Julia L. Thomson 


1999 


**Board of Appeals — Zoning 




Stephen P. Maio 


1998 


Franklin J. Fotino 


1999 


Richard 0. Bayrd 


2000 


Mark T. Cordon, Esq. 


2000 


John J. McCarthy, Jr., Esq. 


2000 


Robert Bisacre (Alternate) 


1999 


Richard C. Boutiette (Alternate) 


2000 


Kenneth J. Stache (Alternate) 


2000 


**Sweetser Lecture Advisory Committee 




Harold Grouse 


1999 


Kathleen Evarts 


1999 


Ellen Gallant 


1999 


Richard A. Henshaw 


1999 


Susan K. Kilkelly 


1999 


Allan R. Larsen 


1999 


Esther Larsen 


1999 


E. Turner Lewis 


1999 


Peter Miller 


1999 


Serena J. Murley 


1999 


Sara M. Murphy 


1999 


Helen Opaskar-Hincman 


1999 


Yvonne Scott 


1999 


Joseph G. Spear 


1999 


James Weiner Wulff 


1999 



**Public Safety Building Committee 

Joseph B. Bertrand Janice Harmen 

Richard C. Boutiette Joseph B. Harrington, Esq. 

John B. Encarnacao Betsy Sheer an 

Valerie Lynne Giglio 

*Charter Commission 

Paul J. Bettano Henry B. McConville 

Richard C. Boutiette John J. Murphy 

Phyllis J. Hull Philip A. Porter 

Sean J. Hurton Eugene J. Sullivan, Jr. 

John J. McCarthy, Sr. 

* Elected * * Appointed 



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Wakefield Voters Elect: 



Board of Selectmen 
Town Clerk 
Moderator 
Tax Collector 
Town Treasurer 
Board of Assessors 
Board of Health 



Board of Library Trustees 
Town Planning Board 
Municipal Gas & Light Commissioners 
School Committee 
Wakefield Housing Authority 
Constables 

Northeast Metropolitan Regional 
Vocational School Representative 



Board of Selectmen Appoints: 



Town Administrator 

Town Accountant 

Town Council 

Fire Chief 

Police Chief 

Building Inspector 

Plumbing/Gas Inspector 

Wire Inspector 

Board of Appeals 

Board of Registrars 

Bylaw Committee 

Advisory Board of Public Works 

Capital Planning Committee 

Code of Ethics Committee 

Conservation Commission 



Commission on Disability Issues 

Election Officers 

Historical Commission 

Arts Lottery Council 

Council on Aging 

Director of Civil Defense 

Parking Clerk 

Dog Officer/Animal Inspector 

Veterans Service Agent 

Sealer of Weights & Measures 

Recreation Comission 

Cable TV Advisory Committee 

Fence Viewers 

Sweetser Lecture Advisory Committee 

Various Special Committees 



The Moderator and 

Board of Selectmen 

Appoint: 



Finance Committee 
Various Special Committees 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



HOW IT'S DONE IN WAKEFIELD: 

• VOTER REGISTRATION 

• LOCAL ELECTIONS 

• TOWN MEETING 

Prepared by the Town Clerk and the League of Women Voters of Wakefield 

TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN WAKEFIELD YOU MUST BE: 

• an American citizen (native-born or naturalized) 

• at least 18 years old on the date of the election 

• a resident of Wakefield, Massachusetts 

WHEN AND WHERE TO REGISTER: 

• 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and during any extra hours 
scheduled by the Board of Registrars (see local newspapers for times). 

• Town Clerk's office, first floor, William J. Lee Memorial Hall, One 
Lafayette Street, OR in any other city or town in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts (your registration will be forwarded to Wakefield Town 
Clerk for inclusion on local voting list). You may also request a mail-in 
registration form. 

DEADLINES FOR REGISTRATION: 

• To vote in state or presidential primaries or state elections, you must 
register to vote at least 20 days before the election. 

• To vote in local elections, or to vote at Annual Town Meeting, you must 
register to vote at least 20 days prior to the election. 

• To vote at a Special Town Meeting, you must register at least 10 days 
prior to the meeting. 

MORE ABOUT REGISTRATION 

Registration is permanent unless a voter moves to a new city or town. 
However, failure to respond to the Annual Census may result in being 
dropped from the active list of Registered Voters. A voter, moving from 
one precinct to another within the town, should immediately notify the 
Registrars of the changes to assure being able to vote in the new 
precinct, otherwise he must vote in his former address. 

Registrations are administered by the Board of Registrars. The Board is 
composed of three citizens, appointed for three year terms by the Board of 
Selectmen, and the Town Clerk, who by virtue of her office, serves as clerk 
of the board. 

POLLING PLACES 

1 . Precinct 1 — Masonic Building 

2. Precinct 2 — Crystal Community Club 

3. Precinct 3 — Franklin School 

4. Precinct 4 — Greenwood Fire Station 

5. Precinct 5 — West Side Social Club 

6. Precinct 6 — West Side Social Club 

7. Precinct 7 — Masonic Building 



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LOCAL ELECTIONS 

Local elections are held annually on the fourth Tuesday in April and are 
non-partisan. Write-ins are permitted, and absentee voting is allowed. 

TO BECOME A CANDIDATE FOR LOCAL OFFICE, A CITIZEN MUST: 

• be a registered voter in Wakefield, Massachusetts. 

• obtain nomination papers from the Town Clerk (one set of papers for 
each office sought in the election). 

• obtain the signatures of 50 citizens who are registered to vote in Wakefield. 

• submit nomination papers to the Board of Registrars 49 days prior to 
the town election for certification of the signatures. 

• file nomination papers with the Town Clerk by 5 pm on the 35th day 
before the town election. This places the candidate's name officially on 
the ballot. 

TO JOIN A POLITICAL PARTY 

A citizen may choose to declare his/her choice of political affiliation when 
he/she registers to vote, or may declare his/her party choice when voting in 
primary elections. If a voter chooses not to declare his/her party, he/she will 
be listed as an "unenrolled voter" on voting lists. 

TO CHANGE OR CANCEL PARTY ENROLLMENT/SERVE AS A DELEGATE 

A voter may appear in person at the Town Clerk's office or use the postal 
system to change his/her party designation. This may be done at any time. 

A party member is eligible to be a delegate to his/her party conventions; 
delegates are chosen every four years on the presidential primary ballot. 

PROCEDURE AT TOWN MEETING IS SET FORTH IN THE TOWN 
CHARTER. 

THE TOWN MEETING WARRANT 

The Town Meeting Warrant is a collection of articles presented by depart- 
ments, committees and voters for consideration at an Annual or Special 
Town Meeting. The warrant is composed by the Selectmen, with articles 
being entered by request or petition. Individual voters may have an article 
inserted by petition. The selectmen receive all petitions for the warrant. 
Signatures of ten or more registered voters are required on articles for 
annual town meetings; 100 signatures are required for articles filed by citi- 
zens in warrants for special town meetings. Signatures on petitions must 
be substantially as the voters' names appear on the voting list. Voters may 
request the advise of the Town Counsel in drawing up an article. Custom- 
arily, public announcement is made of the opening and the closing dates of 
the warrant. Citizens, however, may take their petitions to the Selectmen 
at any Board meeting during the year and the Selectmen will hold such 
articles for insertion in the warrant for the next town meeting. Department 
heads enter their articles by the process of request. 

THE ANNUAL REPORT 

The Annual Report is comprised of reports from all Town departments, 
including operating expenses and statistical information. The Annual 
Report is compiled by the Selectmen's office, and copies are available free 
prior to the Annual Town Meeting. 




General Government 

Reports of 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

BOARD OF ASSESSORS 

CONTRIBUTORY RETIREMENT BOARD 

PLANNING BOARD 

CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

AMERICAL CIVIC CENTER 



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Report of the 
Board of Selectmen 

At the Board's organizational meeting, following the Town Election in April, 
Sel. John B. Encarnacao was elected Chairman and Sel. Kevin T. Haggerty was 
elected Secretary. The other members of the Board are Sel. Peter G. Melanson, 
Sel. Linda A. Sawin, and Sel. Wayne M. Tarr. 

The powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Board of Selectmen are broadly 
diversified in hundreds of sections of law applying directly to Selectmen. 

The Town of Wakefield voted for an Open Town Meeting - Board of Selectmen 
- Town Administrator Charter at the Town Election of November 3, 1998. This 
plan maintains the Selectmen in their traditional role as the elected directors of 
the municipality, and provides for an administrator to carry out administrative 
assignments within a policy framework established by the Board of Selectmen 
and the Charter. 

The broadly diversified powers, duties and responsibilities of the Board of 
Selectmen affect the functioning of all Town departments, and central coordina- 
tion is essential to an effective and efficient municipal administration. 

The necessity for effective liaison and representation between the Town, the 
Federal Government, the State Government, and metropolitan agencies contin- 
ues to be increasingly complex and demanding. The Town's active participation 
is necessary to the Town's responsible representation in an area of significant 
socio-economic impact. 

Chapter 763 of the Acts of the year 1965, became effective on February 16, 
1966, which constituted enactment of collective bargaining for municipalities. 
Municipal employers are prevented from (a) interfering with the right of 
employees to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining, and (b) dominat- 
ing or interfering with any employee organization, (c) discharging or discrimi- 
nating against any employee who testified before the State Labor Relations 
Commission on a specific proceeding, (d) refusing to bargain collectively in good 
faith with a designated exclusive bargaining agent, and (e) refusing to discuss 
grievances with the bargaining agent. The statute states "the municipal employ- 
er shall be represented by the Chief Executive Officer, whether elected or 
appointed, or his representative or representatives". It has been determined 
that the Board of Selectmen is the Chief Executive Board in towns for the pur- 
pose of this statute, except as to School Department personnel. This legislation 
continues to have a costly and complex impact on municipal administration in 
Massachusetts. 

Chapter 1078 of the Acts of the year 1973 has identified municipal labor con- 
tract negotiations as a matter of serious fiscal consequences. The Board of 
Selectmen has long recognized the necessity for professional representation at 
the bargaining table, and has continued to engage specialized legal services in 
this important relationship. 

The Board observed with regret the deaths of the following active and retired 
employees: 

Jean Anderson - Board of Health 
Irene Carr - Public Works 
Frank Caruso - School Dept. 



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Joseph Cassano - School Dept. 
Barbara Daly School Dept. 
Selma Freeman School Dept. 
Frederick Graham - Fire Dept. 
Elizabeth Hartenfels - Public Works 
Thomas Johnston - School Dept. 
Jeanne A. Moccia - School Dept. 
Alice T. Riley - School Dept. 
John F. Scanlon - Light Dept. 
Ethylyn H. Stoutermire - School Dept. 
Ralph Turner - Light Dept. 
Pearl Vaters - School Dept. 

At their meeting of December 14, 1998, the Board of Selectmen reappointed 
the following to one year terms: 

John Roberto - Building Inspector 

Kenneth J. Stache - Sealer of Weights & Measures & Animal Insp. 

Robert Sheldon - Plumbing & Gas Inspector 

David L. Parr - Fire Inspector & Emergency Management Director 

Mary K. Galvin - Clerk to the Board of Selectmen 

F. Leo Delory - Fence Viewer 

Richard S. Turner - Fence Viewer 

Richard D. Cardillo - Fence Viewer 

Certified Weighmasters - Andy Arsenault 

Robert Brennan 

Betty Conlon 

Stephen Cox 

John Downey 

Patrick Doyle 

Kimberly Giddinge 

Illona Stephens 

Matthew Taylor 

Paul Taylor 

Sweetser Lecture Advisory Committee: 

Harold Crouse 

Kathleen Evarts 

Ellen Gallant 

Richard Henshaw 

Helen Hincman 

Susan Kilkelly 

Allan Larsen 

Esther Larsen 

Dr. Turner Lewis 

Peter Miller 

Serena Murley 

Sara Murphy 

Yvonne Scott 

Joe Spear 

JimWulff 
The following were reappointed to three year terms: 

Council on Aging - Genevieve T. Howard 



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Wakefield Commission on Disability Issues - Larry Brennan & Concetto 
Ferrara 

Recreation Commission - Mark C. Roberto 

Consequently, the following were also appointed: 

Robert F. Tierney - Council on Aging 

Harold F. Crouse - Council on Aging 

Kristen Noren - Wakefield Commission on Disability Issues 

Sean C. Curran - Firefighter 

Mark T. Cordon, Esq. - Board of Appeals 

John J. McCarthy, Jr., CPA, Esq. - Board of Appeals 

Kenneth J. Stache - Alternate, Board of Appeals 

Susan Hickey - Associate Member Recreation Commission 

John M. Haggerty - Police Officer 

Richard B. Burditt, Jr. - Firefighter 

Stephen A. Casazza - Temporary Tree Warden 

Poll Workers - Robert Bumstead, Dorothy Chanley, Bernie Hopkins, 
Nancy L. Green, Norma Cotter, Rosemarie Claire Foley, Ruth Capucci, Delia 
Giuffre, Veronica Rudinoff and Mary E. Smallwood 

Richard M. Sparks - Walden, Precinct 6 

Genevieve T. Howard - Deputy Warden, Precinct 6 

Barbara L. Lucci - Deputy Clerk, Precinct 6 

Town Administrator Screening Committee - James E. Caffrey, Esq., F. 
Leo Delory, Thomas F. Markham, III, John J. McCarthy, Sr., Patrick J.O'Keefe, 
Harry J. Petrucci, Betsy Sheeran, Richard Stinson. and J.Edward Surette, III, 
Esq. 

Recreation Commission - Susan Hickey, Thomas Lucey, Steven Carr, and 

Associate Members James Cronin and Paul Dickey 

Traffic Advisory Committee - Sgt. Mark Pherson, Chairman, John J. 
Kennedy, P. E., Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., DPW Director Stephen 
A. Casazza, P. E., Town Engineer Tom Hayes, Supt. Terrance F. Holmes and 
Fred Emilianowicz, Jr. 

Conservation Commission - Margaret A. McBrien, Sean B. Leonard, 
Christian M. Rascher and Associate Members Lyudmila Luneva-Fahy and 
Marsha Home 

The following resignations were accepted with regret: 
Dennis P. Hogan, Jr. - Board of Public Works 
Scott G. Wishart - Recreation Commission 
Phyllis Hutchins - Wakefield Commission on Disability issues 
Anne LeBlanc-Snyder - Sweetser Lecture Advisory Committee 
Julie Bernardin - Sweetser Lecture Advisory Committee 
Poll Workers - Martha Confalone, Maria Rosa Lusignolo and L. Murray 
Young 

Sally McCauley - 'Traffic Supervisor 
Brian D. McCoubrey - Contributory Retirement Board 
Thomas F. Donahue - Conservation Commission 
Ernest L. Richards - Wire Inspector 

The Board approved the following rate for a temporary loan in anticipation of 
tax revenue, State and/or Federal grants, or reimbursements for Chapter 90 
construction upon the recommendation of Town Treasurer Paul Lazzaro: 

$7,505,000.00 with State Street Bank at an interest rate of 3.629%. 



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Report of Board of Assessors 



A. Tax Rate Recapitulation Fiscal 1998 

1. Total Amount to be Raised 

2. Total Estimated Receipts and Revenue from Other Sources 

3. Net Amount to be Raised by Taxation 



$49,237,496.11 
19,964,867.40 
29,272,628.71 



CLASS 

Residential 
Commercial 
Industrial 
Personal Property 



LEVY% LEVY CLASS VALUATION 



72.4355 

20.5504 

5.4550 

1.5591 



$21,202,091.82 

6,016,879.08 

1,597,179.38 

456,478.43 



$1,308,771,100 

219,674,300 

58,312,500 

16,665,879 



RATES 

$16.20 
27.39 
27.39 
27.39 



4. Tax Rates —Residential $16.20 



Commercial — $27.39 



B. Betterments, Special Assessments and Liens 







I. 


II. 


III. 










Amount 


Comm. 
Interest 


Total 






1. 


Light Liens 


$ 13,957.50 




$ 13,957.50 






2. 


Sewer Liens 


205,028.51 


28,725.94 


233,754.45 






3. 


Water Liens 


119,709.25 


16,452.55 


136,161.80 






4. 


Sewer Betterments 


2,477.03 


610.76 


3,087.79 






5. 


Street & Sidewalk 
Betterments 


5,784.63 


1,574.84 


7,359.47 






6. 


Water Betterments 


81.19 


44.65 


125.84 






7. 


Total Columns (III) 








$ 


394,446.85 


8. 


Total Taxes and Assessments 






$29,667,075.56 



Committed to Collector of Taxes (A3 + 1117) 

C. Motor Vehicle Excise 

1 . Number of Motor Vehicles and Trailers Assessed in 1998 25,496 

2. Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes Levied in 1998 $2,393,374.12 



Respectfully submitted, 
Board of Assessors 




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Report of 
Contributory Retirement Board 

There were three hundred forty-nine retirees or their beneficiaries receiv- 
ing payments from the Contributory Retirement System during the year 1998. 
Forty-six retirees received disability benefits, seven beneficiaries received acci- 
dental death benefits, forty-one received survivor benefits and two hundred 
fifty-five received superannuation retirement benefits. 

The total payments for calendar 1998 were $3,867,458.85 of which 
$3,374,249.03 was paid from the pension accumulation fund and $493,209.82 
from the annuity reserve fund. 



WAKEFIELD CONTRIBUTORY RETIREMENT SYSTEM 

DECEMBER 31, 1998 

INVESTMENT SCHEDULE 

PRIT Fund $49,802,248.63 

(Pension Reserves Investment Trust) 

Cash- Checking Account $ 57,543.39 

TOTAL $49,859,792.02 



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Report of the 
Conservation Commission 

The Wakefield Conservation Commission has been made up of a five mem- 
ber board appointed by the Board of Selectmen. It administers the Wetlands 
Protection Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts which protect the wet- 
lands, related water resources, and adjoining land areas in the Town of Wake- 
field by prior review and control of activities deemed to have an adverse effect 
upon wetland values, including public or private water supply, groundwater, 
flood control, erosion and sedimentation control, storm damage prevention, 
water pollution prevention, fisheries, wildlife habitat, and river protection. 

In 1998, the Wakefield Conservation Commission met in formal sessions 
and conducted numerous public hearings and site visits to investigate new wet- 
lands filings, to review ongoing and completed projects and to conduct other busi- 
ness requiring investigation, enforcement or approval as necessary to carry out 
our mandates under the Conservation Commission Act and the Wetlands Protec- 
tion Act. The Commission collected filing fees of approximately $2,300 in calen- 
dar year 1998, all of which went to offset the Commission's operating budget. 

The support of the citizens of Wakefield in approving the purchase of the 
Lanai Island site by the Town highlighted the sincere interest in open space and 
conservation issues in Wakefield. 

The Commission wishes to acknowledge with gratitude the assistance of 
our Consultant, Elaine Vreeland. 

The Commission generally meets on the first and third Wednesday of the 
month at Town Hall. The Commission, expanding to seven members in 1999 
under the new Town Charter, looks forward to fulfilling our mandate to enforce 
the Wetland Protection Act and to protect the watershed resources of the Town 
of Wakefield. We will continue our efforts to promote environmental education 
in the public schools and the community at large. 

Respectfully submitted, 

THOMAS F. DONAHUE, Chair 

RICHARD L. LARAMIE 

FRANK J. LUCIANI, JR. 

PHILIP B. POSNER 

ROBERT J. ROMANO 

MARGARET A. McBRIEN, Associate Member 



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Report of the 
Americal Civic Center 



As has been our annual practice, the following information is provided so that 
you can be aware of the major activities that occurred at the Americal during 
1998. 

Work that had begun in 1997 was completed involving restoration to signifi- 
cant sections of the exterior building. Great care was taken to architecturally 
replicate what had been in place when the building was constructed, with mate- 
rials that will ensure preservation and minimal maintenance in the years 
ahead. At the same time, the brickwork was repointed and sealed in several sec- 
tions to eliminate absorbtion and leakage during a rainstorm. The cost for this 
restoration was in excess of $35,000. 

The major emphasis for the Board during the year was application for an 
ADA grant to provide for better access to disabled individuals. With the support 
of the Board of Selectmen, the Executive Secretary and the town's grant writer, 
the Americal was awarded over $580,000 to achieve this objective. In prepara- 
tion for the grant application, the Board authorized the expenditure of $9,400 
from capital expenses to compensate for architectural drawings and specifica- 
tions required for the application. It is anticipated that construction will begin 
during the spring-summer time frame for this project. It is also anticipated that 
there may be additional out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of this pro- 
ject that will not qualify for reimbursement under the grant. 

The building incurred approximately a $2000 loss during the year as a result 
of water damage to rooms located on the ground floor from a series of torrential 
rain storms during May -June. Because the damage was caused by run-off water, 
the loss was not recoverable from insurance. 

During 1998 and looking ahead, there is some limitation on overall available 
rental space as a result of the modifications required for ADA compliance. 

Additional plans for 1999 include the erection of a standing flagpole in front 
of the building and further restoration to the building's exterior architectural 
detail. 

Respectfully submitted, 
C. LEE BINNI 





To,M ff4H*ej*X 



Protection of Persons 

and Property 

Reports of 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 

PARKING CLERK 

FIRE DEPARTMENT 

FIRE ALARM & TRAFFIC SIGNAL 

FOREST WARDEN 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT 

Building Inspector 

Gas Inspector 

Plumbing Inspector 

Wire Inspector 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER 



20 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of the Chief of Police 

ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1998 

The Wakefield Police Department in 1998 experienced a busy year in both 
requests for police service and number of incidents and investigations. Citizen 
calls for police services over a twenty-four hour period indicated demand as out- 
lined below: 

REQUESTS FOR SERVICE 





1995 


1996 


1997 


1998 


11:30 P.M. to 7:30 A.M. shift 


2,636 


2,651 


2,696 


2,807 


7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. shift 


4,797 


5,398 


4,756 


4,741 


3:30 P.M. to 11:30 P.M. shift 


5,043 


5,669 


5,157 


5,216 


TOTAL REQUESTS 


12,746 


13,718 


12,609 


12,764 


ARREST ACTIVITY 








1995 


1996 


1997 


1998 


Males 


916 


752 


747 


618 


Females 


196 


172 


164 


161 


Juveniles 


58 


49 


67 


68 



TOTAL ARRESTS 1,170 973 978 847 

SIGNIFICANT CRIME CATEGORIES 





1995 


1996 


1997 


1998 


Sex Crimes (All Categories) 


25 


30 


7 


9 


Robbery (All Categories) 


6 


7 


9* 


2 


Burglary (All Categories) 


153 


134 


130 


109 


Assaults 


90 


97 


86 


56 


Motor Vehicles Stolen 


42 


43 


30 


50 


Disturbances 


1076 


1072 


944 


1081 



COMMUNITY POLICING 

In 1998 the Department continued its commitment to a community policing 
philosophy for the delivery of police services. The Drug Abuse Resistance Educa- 
tion (DARE) partnership between the Police Department and the School Depart- 
ment is the largest of our community policing initiatives. In 1998 the DARE pro- 
gram received $15,000 in financial assistance from the Massachusetts Executive 
Office of Public Safety (EOPS). Officer Robert Ramocki delivered his program to 
1,620 young persons from kindergarten through the fifth grade. 

The Department's mountain bike patrols were active in the downtown shop- 
ping area, parks, playgrounds, parking areas and trails surrounding Lake 
Quannapowitt. These Officers also carried out educational activities for pedes- 
trians and rollerbladers using the Lake area. 

In 1998 the Department received a Massachusetts Executive Office of Public 
Safety community-policing grant in the amount of $ 50,000. The Department 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 21 



was awarded a "Speed Awareness Trailer" and purchased through grant fund- 
ing, a 1998 Chevrolet truck to work in tandem with our speed-monitoring trail- 
er. This equipment will enable the Department to gather intersectional traffic 
data and respond to neighborhood based traffic concerns. 

The Citizens Police Academy and the Police and Students Together (PAST) 
academy at Wakefield High School were both successful in 1998. These commu- 
nity-policing programs provided a ride-along experience for both students and 
adults who complete the classes. 

TRAFFIC ACTIVITY 

Increasing the safety of vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic as it moves 
about the Town is a high priority for the Department. Community policing sur- 
veys have revealed this to be the number one neighborhood concern of survey 
respondents. The Department received equipment and funds to direct patrols 
and gather data to better utilize resources in a Town wide effort to address 
these neighborhood based traffic concerns. Improving traffic is a multifaceted 
effort involving a newly formed Traffic Committee, Department of Public Works, 
local developers, Boards and Commissions as well as the Police Department. 
This diverse group will assist the Department in its traffic mission with the 
addition of community input and focused professional traffic engineering. 

Traffic enforcement remains the specific province of the Department and a 
review of our traffic enforcement activities yields the following profile: 



Motor Vehicle Citations Issued: 

Speeding 

Red Light/ Stop Sign Violation 
Operating Unregistered MV 
Operating on Suspended License 
Defective Equipment 

Accidents Investigated 
Vehicles Involved 
Accidents W/O Injuries 
Accidents With Injuries 
Fatal Accidents 

PREVENTION ACTIVITIES 

Officers conducted numerous crime prevention programs in 1998. The "Kid 
Care Photo I.D." program was conducted in conjunction with the Wakefield- 
Lynnfield Kiwanis Club. The Halloween Safety Program was delivered to 1,500 
students in grades K-4 and St. Joseph's School. The Christmas season "Retail 
Detail" provided plainclothes and uniformed foot patrols in the downtown area 
during the Christmas shopping season. This program recognizes the need for 
high visibility foot patrols to maintain direct contact with citizens coupled with 
a less visible presence for deterrence/apprehension. 



1996 


1997 


1998 


2,745 


3,143 


3,721 


814 


1,466 


1,883 


337 


388 


445 


220 


179 


116 


143 


170 


198 


124 


117 


132 


404 


387 


332 


726 


719 


620 


275 


262 


218 


129 


125 


113 








1 



22 



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TRAINING 

The Department in 1998 suffered a significant training loss with the closure 
of Camp Curtis Guild to firearms training. This loss required the Department to 
travel to Camp Edwards in Bourne to complete mandated firearms training at a 
substantial cost increase. Regular in-service training was completed at Camp 
Curtis and specialized training programs were attended throughout New Eng- 
land. Increased attention to training issues as laws change governing police pro- 
cedures and tactics, remains the best protection for both officers and the citizens 
they serve. 

The Department recognizes its obligation to provide professional police ser- 
vice, seeks those resources necessary to accomplish our mission and welcomes 
citizen participation toward maintaining a high quality of life in Wakefield. 



Respectfully submitted, 
STEPHEN DOHERTY 
Chief of Police 




TTOWil^^ 



CHR.IS CAM£STAf?J2 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 



23 



Report of the Parking Clerk 



1998 



1. Tickets Issued 

2. Tickets Paid 

3. Tickets Unpaid 

4. Surcharge Fees Collected 

(Leased Vehicles) 

5. Fees Collected 

(Registry Non Renewal Program) 

6. Fines Collected 

(Parking Tickets) 

7. Fines Collected 

(Handicap Parking) 

8. Total Amount Deposited 



3,142 

2,459 

683 

$2,434.68 

$17,540.00 

$32,138.50 

$ 1,120.00 

$53,233.18 



Respectfully Submitted, 

MICHAEL J. NASELLA 
Parking Clerk 




24 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of Chief of Fire Department 

The Wakefield Fire Department responded to 2,517 emergency incidents 
during calender year 1998. This represents a 7.5% increase in responses over 
1997, and the busiest year for the fire department since 1989. 

The most serious fire that the fire department was called upon to handle 
was a two alarm house fire on Pheasantwood Terrace in the early morning 
hours of November 2nd. This fire, caused by the improper disposal of wood stove 
ashes, spread from a rear deck up the exterior of the home and into the attic 
space before being controlled by firefighters, and causing over $ 300,000 in dam- 
age to the spacious, two year old home. 

Another major challenge for the fire department came on Thursday after- 
noon, July 23rd, when two violent thunderstorms swept through town. The 
resulting lightning strikes sparked a house fire on Linda Road, heavily damaged 
the steeple of the Universalist Church on Main Street in the Square, and sent 
firefighters scrambling to some twenty five responses in just one hour. Off duty 
firefighters were pressed into action, since the storm was also creating havoc for 
our neighboring communities, and mutual aid assistance was just not available! 

Other incidents during 1998 included serious house fires on Hillside 
Avenue, Yale Avenue, Ledgewood Road, Forest Street, Elm Street and Jefferson 
Road. The department also was taxed by a difficult to access - five acre brush 
fire at the rear of the Northeast Metro Vocational School on October 4th, that 
took six hours to extinguish. 

On October 23rd, the Massachusetts Firefighter of the Year Award cere- 
monies were held at Faneuil Hall in Boston. During the program, Wakefield Fire 
Lieutenant David E. Myette and Firefighter Daniel J. Marsinelli received Silver 
Medals of Valor from Governor Paul Cellucci, for their life saving rescue of a 50 
year old woman at a fire at the Rockledge Apartments on Bartley Street in 
December of 1997. This was a very impressive ceremony, and we are very proud 
of the actions and subsequent statewide recognition for these fine firefighters. 

In August, Firefighter John M. Riley, Jr. received a commendation from the 
Chief of the Department, for his actions while off duty and on vacation in Old Orchard 
Beach, Maine. Firefighter Riley was able to control an outside grass fire that was 
threatening several wooden summer cottages in this crowded vacation community. 

As of December 31, 1998, the Wakefield Fire Department consisted of fifty 
(50) uniformed personnel, including the Chief, four (4) Captains, five (5) lieu- 
tenants, forty (40) firefighters, and a civilian administrative clerk. 

Firefighter Paul M. Malonson retired from the Wakefield Fire Department 
on August 8, 1998, after serving his hometown for some twenty nine years of 
public service. At the time of his retirement, Firefighter Malonson was the 
senior firefighter assigned to Group # 3, a very dedicated and knowledgeable 
member of the department who will be sorely missed by all who worked with 
him during his career. 

On February 23rd, Sean C. Curran was appointed a Permanent Firefight- 
er, filling the position vacated by the retirement of Firefighter Arthur G. Cole in 
late 1997. On October 25th, Richard H. Burditt, Jr., was appointed a Permanent 
Firefighter, filling the vacancy of the retired Firefighter Malonson. 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 25 



During the late summer - early fall, the 3M Opticom Emergency Traffic 
Control Pre Emption System was installed at five traffic light intersections in 
town, (Main & Salem Sts., Main & Water Sts., Main & Oak Sts., Lowell & Ver- 
non Sts., and Broadway at Albion St.) as well as on each of our fire engines. This 
system, approved by the 1998 Annual Town Meeting, allows a fire engine 
responding to an emergency incident, to capture the traffic light controls and 
give the emergency vehicle a GREEN light, while all others receive a RED sig- 
nal. This system will allow safer and more efficient response to emergencies as 
our traffic volume problems increase. The system will be expanded to the new 
traffic lights to be installed along North Avenue in 1999. The Beal Companies, 
developers of the new office building on Quannapowitt Parkway, donated 
$10,000 to the department towards the implementation of this project. 

The Wakefield Fire Department was fortunate to receive support from a 
number of local businesses and a service club during 1998. Sprint PCS donated 
$15,000 in specialized technical rescue equipment and training, Wakefield Ready 
Mix Concrete, the CP Clare Company, and the Rotary Club of Wakefield collec- 
tively donated $ 7,000 of equipment also used towards our technical rescue team. 
All in all, the department received over $ 30,000 of donated equipment and train- 
ing services in 1998, and we are grateful for the most generous support. 

Technical rescue training was our largest and most ambitious training initia- 
tive of 1998. Funded mainly by the donations mentioned above, the program 
involved a three month, 36 hour intensive instruction in rope rescue procedures 
from high angle situations (towers, cliffs, etc.), and from confined spaces, such as 
manholes, tanks, pipes, etc. To maximize the benefits of this important training, we 
"shared" the instruction with employees of the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light 
Department, the Reading Fire Department, and the Reading Light Department. 

Other training activities during 1998 included our annual Cardiopulmonary 
Resuscitation (CPR) retraining, pre fire planning training tours of the many new 
buildings and businesses that are springing up all over town, and a Massachusetts 
Fire Fighting Academy six (6) hour Search and Rescue training program that was 
held at Fire Headquarters in April for Group # 3. All four department work shifts 
have now completed this important search and rescue training program. 

On October 15th, Action Ambulance Co. of Melrose assumed the emergency 
ambulance service contract for Wakefield, following sixteen years of coverage from 
AMR, Med Trans, Care Line, and originally the Life Line Ambulance Co. Action 
houses their Wakefield ALS ambulance from a rented garage at North Avenue 
and West Water Street, and we have been pleased with their service thus far. 

Maintenance of our apparatus and equipment is a major responsibility of 
the department, to insure its safe and efficient operation at all times. In addi- 
tion to the routine preventative maintenance and repair of our apparatus, all 
pumpers, the aerial ladder, all of our portable ladders, hose, and breathing 
apparatus received testing and maintenance. In FY 2000, we are hoping to 
replace Engine 2, a 1979 Mack Pumper, and Car 2, a 1994 Chevrolet Caprice 
Sedan, in accordance with our planned vehicle replacement program, and since 
both vehicles are in fair to poor condition and clearly due for replacement. 

Fire Prevention is probably the most important function of the fire depart- 
ment other than fire suppression and rescue. During 1998, on duty firefighters con- 
ducted in service fire prevention inspections of ALL industrial and commercial 



26 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



properties, as well as quarterly inspections and fire evacuation drills in all schools, 
nursing homes, and hotels-lodging houses. Smoke detector, oil burner, flammable 
liquid and propane gas permits were issued, as well as permits for installing / ser- 
vicing the many fire sprinkler and fire alarm systems throughout the town. 

Wakefield sponsors a very aggressive and successful fire safety education 
program, coordinated by Fire Lieutenant Michael J. Sullivan. This program, 
supported by a $ 5,000 state SAFE (Student Awareness of Fire Education) 
Grant, touches children throughout our public and private schools with fire safe- 
ty, burn prevention, and water / ice safety education. In 1998, we were able to 
bring the Metrofire Fire Safety House to each elementary school. The Fire Safe- 
ty House is a great tool that we use to support our classroom instruction, and 
allows the children to actually see and experience kitchen fire safety, smoke 
detector operation, and how to escape from a fire in the home. 

The fire safety trailer was also used at a very successful "Safety Expo" held at 
the Greenwood School, featuring the fire safety trailer, a 911 training simulator, and 
other child safety education tools. And, as we do each year, the department partici- 
pated in fire safety education and displays at the Festival by the Lake in June, the 
Homecoming in September, and the Kiwanis Club Child ID program in November. 

As 1998 closes, and we approach the "new millennium", the Fire Depart- 
ment continues to work closely with the Public Safety Building Committee. 
Architect Brett Donham of Donham and Sweeney Architects in the preliminary 
design stages of a new public safety fire - police facility on the existing Crescent 
Street - Union Street block. This is an important project that we hope will pro- 
ceed towards fruition, as we continue to struggle with the inadequacies of the 
Central Fire Headquarters that will see its 100th birthday next year! 

The statistical report of the fire department for 1998 is as follows: 

Box Alarms 515 

Still Alarms 2,002 

Total Alarms 2,517 

Medical Emergency / Motor Vehicle Accident Responses 1,326 

Alarm Malfunctions / Accidental Alarm Responses 332 

Investigations / Smoke ancl/or Gas Odors 159 

Public Assistance / Service Call Responses 158 

Appliance Fires / Emergencies / Food on Stove 79 

Water Emergencies 72 

Mutual Aid Responses 69 

Brush & Grass Fire Responses 63 

Electrical Emergencies 45 

Carbon Monoxide Investigations 44 

Heating System Emergencies 43 

Motor Vehicle Fires 33 

Structural / Building Fires 31 

Hazardous Materials Incident Responses 28 

False Alarms 16 

Rubbish Fires 15 

Miscellaneous Rescues 4 
Mutual Aid assistance received by Wakefield during 1998 — 52 times 



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MULTIPLE ALARM FIRES — 1998 

Two (2) Alarms, Box 3172, House Fire 
12 Pheasantwood Terrace, 0148 Hrs., 11/2/98 

EQUIPMENT USED — 1998 

1 1/2" Hose 8,300 feet 

1 2/4" Hose 7,700 feet 

2 1/2" Hose 800 feet 
4" Hose 3,725 feet 
Ladders Raised 2,059 feet 
Air Masks Used 66 times 
Salvage Covers Used 2 times 
Smoke Ejectors Used 63 times 
Fire Extinguishers Used 24 times 

APPARATUS RESPONSES FOR 1998 
Unit Boxes Stills Total 

Engine 1 - 1996 Seagrave Pumper 425 1,301 1,726 

Engine 2 - 1979 Mack Pumper 455 336 791 

Engine 4 - 1986 Mack Pumper 44 47 91 

Ladder 1 - 1995 Seagrave 100' Aerial 398 263 661 

Car 6 - 1998 Chevrolet Utility Truck 39 189 228 

Car 1-1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer - Assigned to Fire Chief 
Car 2 - 1994 Chevrolet Caprice Sedan - Assigned to the Fire Prevention Officer 
Marine Unit - 1980 13" Boston Whaler & 1995 10' Avon Rubber Rescue Boat 

FIRE PREVENTION ACTIVITY REPORT FOR 1998 

Smoke Detector Inspection Certificates Issued 443 

Oil Burner Permits Issued 174 
Oil Storage Permitted (gallons) 55,590 

Propane Gas Storage Permits Issued 19 

Flammable Liquid Storage Permits Issued 10 

Sprinkler System Testing / Service / Repair Permits Issued 1 12 
Fire Alarm System Testing/ Servicing/ 

Repair Permits Issued 215 

Blasting Permits Issued 24 

Tar Kettle / Roofing Permits Issued 1 

Underground Fuel Tank Removal Permits Issued 48 

Acetylene Cutting/ Welding Permits Issued 15 

New Fire Protection System Installation Permits Issued 69 

Service Station Alteration Permits Issued 3 

Open Air Burning Permits Issued (Jan. 15-May 1) 398 

Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Family Building Inspections 618 

School, Nursing Home, Hotel / Lodging House Inspections 102 

In conclusion, I would like to thank all of the members of the Wakefield 
Fire Department, the Auxiliary Fire Department, all other town boards, com- 
mittees, departments, and the citizens of Wakefield for their ongoing support 
and assistance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHIEF DAVID L. PARR 
Wakefield Fire Department 



28 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 




Fire Chief David L. Parr (left) congratulates Fire Lieut. David E. Myette, (center) and 
Firefighter Daniel J. Marsinelli (right). These Firefighters received Silver Medals of 
Valor from Gov. Cellucci at the 1998 Massachusetts Firefighter of the Year Awards, 
for their life saving rescue of a woman during a Bartley Street apartment fire. 

WAKEFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL ROSTER — 12/31/98 

Chief David L. Parr 

Lieut. Michael J. Sullivan — Fire Prevention Officer 

Secretary Rosemary Dellanno 

Group 1 Group 2 

Captain James McClory Captain John Brown 

Lieut. Richard Smith* Lieut. James Smith* 

FF Richard Goodwin* FF Gary Curran 

FF Russell Berube* FF Art Dell'Arciprete 

FF Ken Alexander FF Robert Jordan* 

FF Tom Labriola FF Steven Kessel* 

FF Robert Brown FF Tom Ronan 

FF John Riley FF Tom Curran 

FF Paul Pronco* FF Wayne Wenzel 

FF Randy Hudson * FF Robert Taggart * 

FF David Shinney* FF Philip Preston* 

FF Thomas Purcell FF Richard Burditt* 



Group 3 

Captain David Lowry" 
Lieut. David Myette 
FF Al Uva* 
FF Philip Rogers, Sr. 
FF Kevin Carney 
FF Ken Collins* 
FF Joe Cardarelli* 
FF Dan Sullivan 
FF Dan Marsinelli 
FF Bob Trant* 
FF Bill Carr 
FF Lou Sardella 

* =EMT 



Group 4 

Captain Peter Hubbard 
Lieut. John Lynch* 
FF Bob Thompson 
FF Bruce Whittemore 
FF John Lockhart* 
FF Jerry McCullough* 
FF Gene Doucette* 
FF Rick Cardavelli 
FF Joseph Riley* 
FF Philip Rogers, Jr.* 
FF Chris Smith* 
FF Sean Curran 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 29 

Report of the Forest Warden 

During 1998, the Wakefield Fire Department responded to and extin- 
guished sixty three (63) brush and grass fires. The most serious brush fire in 
1998 occurred on October 4th, when a five acre fire burned for six hours in a 
very difficult to access area at the rear of the Northeast Metro Vocational Tech- 
nical School. In addition, the fire department issued 398 open air burning per- 
mits during the state regulated open burning season of January 15th through 
May 1st. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHIEF DAVID L. PARR 

Forest Warden 



Report of the Director of 
Emergency Management 

The Emergency Management Agency continues to prepare for natural and 
man made disasters, functioning as the local branch of the Massachusetts 
Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), and the Federal Emergency Manage- 
ment Agency (FEMA). 

During 1998, the local Emergency Management Agency worked with the 
Department of Public Works in securing a Hazard Mitigation Grant to alleviate 
a flooding situation in the Broadway area. Also, we are joining the Mystic Emer- 
gency Planning Committee, a group of ten (10) area cities and towns that are 
working together to better plan and prepare for an emergency on a regional 
basis. Deputy Director Fire Lieutenant John Lynch has been reviewing, updat- 
ing, and condensing Wakefield's Comprehensive Emergency Plan. 

The Auxiliary Fire Department falls under the auspices of the Emergency 
Management Agency. During 1998, Auxiliary Captain Russell Barr, Auxiliary 
Lieutenant Richard Harrington, and Auxiliary Firefighters Lori Cole, Al 
Catazarno, Leon Borowicz, Rob Potito, and Angelo Cerra, donated some 853 
hours of volunteer service to Wakefield, including maintaining the Auxiliary's 
equipment, training , and responses to emergencies. The Auxiliary Firefighters 
with their lighting / power truck were of tremendous assistance in coping with 
the devastating February flood at the Galvin Middle School. 

The Emergency Management Agency / Auxiliary Fire Department operates 
a 1971 Mack Squad Truck, that provides emergency lighting and power at inci- 
dents, and a 1985 Chevrolet pick up truck that is presently being refurbished by 
students at the Northeast Metro Vocational Technical School. 

My thanks to the dedicated members of the Auxiliary Fire Department for 
their continued service to our community. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHIEF DAVID L. PARR 

Director of Emergency Management 



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Fire Alarm & Traffic Signal 
Department Annual Report 

This past 12 months the Fire Alarm & Traffic Signal Department has 
installed 14 new master fire alarm boxes and 4 new street boxes. Two Fire 
alarm boxes were damaged by auto accidents and replaced. T'here were two fire 
alarm box relocations. There were numerous pole changes executed, five open 
circuits were located and repaired and routine maintenance and testing of the 
fire alarm system was carried out. T'here was an exceptional amount of emer- 
gency repair work due to the excavating done on North Ave. and Quannapowitt 
Parkway during the gas main installation there. On four different occasions a 
fire alarm cable was dug up and needed extensive repairs. 

The Opticom System, an emergency traffic light system that gives emergency 
vehicles the right of way, was installed in 5 intersections in town. Those inter- 
sections are Main St. and Salem St., Main St. and Water St., Main St. and Oak 
St., Broadway and Albion St. & Vernon St. and Lowell St.. The traffic light con- 
trollers located at Main St. North Ave., and Main St. & Oak St. were hit by 
lightning causing severe damage and the replacement of control equipment. 
Several pedestrian and traffic light bulbs, pole bases, poles, control buttons and 
flashers were repaired or replaced due to accidents or age. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RUSSELL C. BERUBE 

Superintendent of 

Fire Alarm & Traffic Signals 




187th ANNUAL REPORT 



31 



Report of the 
Building Department 

Report of all Divisions of the Building Department for the Year 1998 is as 
follows: 



BUILDING DIVISION 

Building Permits Granted 

Building Inspections Made 

Inspections Made with the Fire Prevention Officer 

Inspections of Fire Jobs 

Request for Zoning Interpretation 

Complaints Investigated RE: Zoning Bylaws 

Sign Permits Issued 

Single Family Dwelling Permits Issued 

Two Family Dwelling Permits Issued 

New Commercial Buildings 

Buildings Razed 

Swimming Pool Permits Issued 

Wood/Coal Stove Permits Issued 

Board of Appeals Meetings Attended 

Multiple Dwellings Inspected 

Lodging House Inspections 

Nursing Home Inspections 

Hotel Inspections 

Public School Inspections 

Day Care Inspections 

Certificate of Occupancy Permits Issued 

Certificate of Inspection Permits Issued 

Building Permit Fees Collected 

Total Valuation of Permits Granted 



570 

814 

15 

13 

651 

205 

25 

130 

1 

6 

6 

29 

5 

7 

70 

3 

2 

2 

31 



64 

172 

$257,598.00 

$47,553,255.00 



PERMIT VALUATIONS FOR LAST SIX YEARS 

1993 $13,837,200.00 1996 $20,558,081.00 

1994 $17,183,373.00 1997 $20,487,893.00 

1995 $14,973,455.00 1998 $47,553,255.00 



PLUMBING DIVISION 

Permits Granted 

Inspections Made 

Inspections Approved 

Installations Not Passing Inspection 

Installations Corrected & Passed 

Meetings with Pipe Fitters & Plumbers On Job 

Complaints Investigated 

Permit Fees Collected 



292 

390 

383 

10 

9 

42 

4 

$15,625.00 



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GAS DIVISION 

Permits Granted 244 

Inspections Made 190 

Inspections Approved 190 

Complaints Investigated 8 

Meetings with Pipe Fitters or Plumbers on Job 21 
Permit Fees Collected $6,625.00 



WIRE DIVISION 

Wire Permits Granted 604 

Inspections Made 940 

Inspections Approved 732 

Temporary Service Permits 16 

Temporary Approval — Service Only, New Dwellings 2 

Change in Service, Two to Three Wire 2 

Permits for Larger Three Wire Service 97 

Permits for Commercial Light/Power Service 13 

Installations Not Passing Inspection 96 

Installations Corrected and Passed 73 

Meetings on Jobs with Electricians 20 

Inspections Made with Fire Chief 1 

Inspections Requested by WMGLD 6 

Inspections Requested by Fire Department 5 

Inspections after Fire Damage 3 

Inspections of Public Schools 1 

Inspections of Lodging Houses 3 

Hotel Inspections 2 

Complaints Investigated 3 
Permit Fees Collected $54,727.00 

Respectfully submitted, 
JOHN ROBERTO 
Inspector of Buildings 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 33 



Report of Sealer of 
Weights & Measures 

For the Year 1998 

Scales Tested & Sealed 15 

Scales Adjusted 3 

Scales Condemned 

Gasoline Pumps Tested & Sealed 130 

Gasoline Pumps Adjusted 5 

Gasoline Pumps Condemned 1 

Oil Trucks Tested & Sealed 14 

Oil Trucks Adjusted 5 

Oil Trucks Condemned 

Cords of Wood Checked 3 

Request for Re-Testing of Equipment 3 

Random Scanner Testing 

Random Check of Pre-Package Items 4 

Respectfully submitted, 

KENNETH J. STACHE 
Sealer of Weights & Measures 



34 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of the Animal Control Officer 
and Animal Inspector 



For the Year 1998 




Request for Service 


3,277 


Request for Service by Police 


300 


Referral Request 


105 


Wildlife Calls 


120 


Court Hearings 


12 


Court Trials 





Warrants Issued 


18 


Violations Issued 


88 


Barking Dog Complaints 


200 


Cruelty Cases Investigated 


1 


Dog Bite Cases 


20 


Other Animal Bite Cases 


22 


Stray Dogs Boarded 


25 


Dogs Returned to Owners 


24 


Dogs Adopted To New Owners 


2 


Stray Dogs Euthanized 





Injured Animals Rescued 


389 


Deceased Animals Removed 


400 


Humans Exposed To Rabid Animals 





Animals Exposed to Rabid Animals 


40 


Suspected Rabid Animal by Species: 




Raccoon 


33 


Skunk 


180 


Opossum 


30 


Woodchuck 


2 



Respectfully submitted, 

KENNETH J. STACHE 
Animal Control Officer/ 
Animal Inspector 



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Health and Welfare 

Reports of 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

COUNCIL ON AGING 

HOUSING AUTHORITY 



36 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of the Board of Health 



The following medical cases were reported during the year 1998: 



Animal Bites 


24 


Campylobacter 


10 


Chicken Pox 


10 


Giardiasis 


3 


Meningitis 


1 


Pertussis 


2 


Salmonella (Typhimurium 1) 


2 


Strep 


1 


Tuberculosis 


2 


AIDS (as reported by the Dept. of Public Health) 


23 


Hepatitis A 


1 


Hepatitis B 


5 


Hepatitis C 


1 


Legionaires Disease 


1 


E-Coli 


1 


Cryptosporidiosis 


1 


Shigella 


1 



A Listing of Permits and Licenses issued for the year 1998 and the money 
received for them is as follows: 



Burial 


154 


$ 770.00 


Funeral Directors 


6 


150.00 


Retail Milk 


47 


94.00 


Ice Cream 


7 


265.00 


Food Establishment 


109 


5,450.00 


Registration 


22 


810.00 


Bakery 


3 


90.00 


Offensive Trade 


7 


200.00 


Animal 


8 


50.00 


Rooming House 


2 


100.00 


Massage 


20 


1,000.00 


Swimming Pools 


7 


500.00 


Well 


3 


150.00 


Mobile Food (incl. 1 temp, lie.) 


17 


365.00 


Catering 


18 


305.00 


Tanning 


4 


525.00 


Tobacco Sales 


30 


300.00 


Camp License 


1 


Waived 


Frozen Desserts 


8 


290.00 


Residential School 


1 


Waived 


Pool 


5 


250.00 


TOTAL 




$12,004.00 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 37 



Inspections: 

Food Establishment Inspections 151 

Retail Food Inspections 28 

Housing Inspections — State Sanitary Code 20 

Churches, Schools & Clubs 26 

Plan Reviews 56 
The following complaints were received and investigated: 

Rubbish 20 

Rodents 10 

MISSION STATEMENT 

The Board of Health is charged with the responsibility of protecting the 
health of the public by adopting health regulations pursuant to Massachusetts 
General Law. To fulfill its duties, it must assess the needs of the community and 
develop, plan and implement programs which will prevent illness and promote 
wellness, while enforcing public health laws. This is achieved through communi- 
ty outreach with an emphasis on awareness, education and prevention. Through 
the Health Department's broad vision, implementation and evaluation of a com- 
prehensive plan, this goal can be accomplished. 

The Wakefield Board of Health, during the year 1998, has continued to 
focus on health prevention through the immunization/health program for the 
Town citizens. The second annual Community Wellness Day co-sponsored by 
Melrose-Wakefield Hospital took place on April 4th with over 400 town's people 
participating. 

A Flu/Pneumonia Clinic was held on September 26th, September 30th and 
October 28th at the First Baptist Church. 

There was a total of 14,878 vaccine doses (a 28% increase), including the flu 
and pneumonia vaccine and various other vaccines such as polio, measles, 
mumps, rubella, diphtheria, DtaP, tetnus and pertussis and hepatitis-b, etc. 
administered to Wakefield citizens, an increase of 7% over last year. Hepatitis-b 
was offered to all students of Wakefield Public Schools and private schools 
grades 6-12. 

In 1998, without a fee increase, our permit fee revenue increased by 25.5% 
over 1997. 

The Board of Health has continued to do Blood Pressure clinics offered to 
town employees. 

The Melrose-Wakefield Hospital is continuing their fund raising efforts for 
their Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival Project. The Stride for Life, a fund raising 
walk around Lake Quannapowitt is scheduled for April II, 1999. 

The Board of Health is continuing to receive grant funding for its Tobacco 
Program. This year's award was in the amount of $71,444.00 for this community 
as well as Lynnfield and Melrose who are part of the grant. The grant is expect- 
ed to continue through FY 2000. Since the inception of the program a total of 
8407,474.00 has been received. 

A Title V Grant of $220,000 has been awarded to the Board of Health for 



38 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



the purpose of upgrading existing subsurface disposal systems. 

The Board of Health addresses important environmental issues, water test- 
ing at Lake Quannapowitt during swimming season, the mosquito control pro- 
gram, which focuses on water management and limited amount spraying. There 
are radon test kits, which are available in the Health Office. The Household 
Hazardous Waste Collection Day saw 189 car s participate. Approximately 6,356 
pounds of hazardous material has been removed from the waste stream. 

A town wide Health Needs Assessment has been completed by the Massa- 
chusetts General Hospital Graduate School Program, with a report due in the 
spring of 1999. 

The Board of Health supports the articles of East Middlesex Association for 
Retarded Citizens, East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project, and Riverside 
Community Health, formerly East Middlesex Human Services. 

JAMES J. NUGENT, JR., R.S., C.H.O. 
Health Agent 

Respectfully submitted: 
BOARD OF HEALTH 
SAMUEL J. STELLA, Chairman 
A. LOUIS GIAMARCO, DDS, Vice-Chairperson 
CLARICE P. ANDREWS, RN, M.S., Secretary 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 39 



Report of the Housing Authority 



The Wakefield Housing Authority (WHA) was chartered in 1963 to provide 
housing for low income elders, families, and the disabled. All of its projected 
income and expenditures are approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
through the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) or 
by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

I. Description of current housing programs 

Four developments are subsidized by the State Department of Housing and 
Community Development (DHCD): Hart's Hill (667-C) consists of 116 one-bed- 
room units built in 1965 and 1968 for elderly/disabled people; Lincoln School 
(667-3) opened in 1981 and contains 10 elderly one-bedroom units and three 
units of congregate housing for 15 clients; 38 and 40 Hart's Hill Road (689-1) 
which opened in 1990 provides residential facilities for 8 Department of Mental 
Health clients; eight apartments of two bedrooms each for families (705) were 
acquired in 1981. A forty unit building for the elderly/disabled (Crystal View 
Apartments 74-1) was completed in 1981 using funds received from the Federal 
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Two programs of 
leased housing are provided: 181 Section 8 portable certificates and vouchers 
funded by HUD and a 21 -unit State Rental Housing Voucher Program (MRVP). 

The Section 8 Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) continues with 25 
families enrolled in the program. Begun in 1993, the FSS program enables fami- 
lies to take advantage of a variety of options which are geared to having them 
achieve a goal of self-sufficiency within five years. 

In November 1998, HUD awarded the Authority 35 new Section 8 Vouchers 
for the Mainstream Program for People with Disabilities. A new waiting list has 
been established for this program. 

II. Eligibility criteria for each housing program 

The eligibility criteria varies from program to program. They may be 
obtained by writing or calling the Housing Authority. At the present time 
income-eligible people may apply for the State and Federal one-bedroom elder- 
ly/disabled complexes or for the family housing units. Wakefield residents or 
those who work in Wakefield are given a preference. Applicants are enco.\jraged 
to apply by calling or coming to the WHA office at 26 Crescent Street (245- 
7328). 

III. Financial information 

The most recent audit of the Authority's finances (FY'97) is available to the 
public for viewing at the Authority's offices at 26 Crescent Street. No audit 
results of the Authority have been noted by the Office of the State Auditor for 
the last eight years. 

IV. Activities during past year 

In 1998 the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) award- 
ed the Authority a CIAP(Comprehensive Improvement Assistance Program) 
modernization grant of $148, 000 to do various improvements to the Crystal 
View complex. This was the fifth consecutive year that a grant was received 
from HUD to enable the Housing Authority to do capital improvement projects 



40 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



at Crystal View. The four awards total S9 7 1,000. These included funds to make 
the building (including elevators) more handicapped-accessible; improving secu- 
rity; installation of a new roof; a new common community kitchen; and address- 
ing several structural problems. It should be noted that for 1998, the U.S. 
Department of Housing and Urban Development gave the Wakefield Housing 
Authority a 100% score for its Public Housing Management Assessment Pro- 
gram (PHMAP). This was the third year in a row that such a score was achieved 
which designates the Authority as a "high-performing" agency. 

Seasonal maintenance of the Authority's buildings was supplemented by 
four weeks work done by the community work details from the Middlesex County 
Sheriffs Department. The Authority continues to work closely with the Wake- 
field Fire Department to increase tenants awareness of fire hazards and fire pre- 
vention procedures. The Wakefield Police Department's Community Services 
Officer assists the Authority as asked and conducts security training sessions. 

Established in 1997, the Wakefield Affordable Housing Corporation 
(WAHC) held its annual meeting in April 1998. The stated purpose is: To orga- 
nize, develop, financially assist, or manage, on a non-profit basis, projects or 
programs to provide rental or home ownership initiatives in Wakefield to low - 
moderate income, elderly or disabled individuals anoVor families. For the pre- 
sent the WAHC Board consists of the Housing Authority Board members. Addi- 
tional Directors will be added as potential new programs are targeted. 

The Executive Director, Mary S. Sweeney, was appointed to the Board of 
Trustees of the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. 

Administrative staff include Mary S. Sweeney, Executive Director; Rita 
McNamara, Housing Manager; Myra Bartlett, Bookkeeper/Office Manager; 
Frances Ales, Leased Housing Administrator; Dorothy Indeck, Administra- 
tive/Maintenance Assistant; Beth Greenberg, Tenant Services Coordinator; and 
Sandra Reiniger, Family Self- Sufficiency Coordinator. David Perry, Michael 
Angeloni, and Richard Custodio maintain the properties. 

Board meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Lincoln 
School. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Term Ends 
Betsey Sheeran Chairman March, 1999 

27 Spruce Street 



Eugene N. Ruggiero 
26 Crescent Street 



Vice-Chairman 



March, 2001 



Alfred S. Confalone 
25 Walton Lane 



Treasurer 



March, 2002 



Arthur J. Rotondi, Jr. 
4 Newell Road 

Mark W. Tarpey 

15 Druid Hill Avenue 



Asst. Treasurer 



Member 

State Appointee 



March, 2000 
June, 2002 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 41 



Report of Wakefield 
Council on Aging — 1998 



The main function of the Wakefield Council on Aging is service to the over 
5000 Senior Citizens 60 years of age and over. 

SERVICES 
1. The COA office relocated to the Lincoln School House in 1981 and the 
Mealsite/Senior Center opened in January, 1984. 

2. Van Service — Transportation to doctors, dentists, hospitals, therapy, 
nursing homes, grocery shopping, mealsite, voting and group activities. 
Transportation also provided from Geriatric Day Care Center. Melrose- 
Wakefield Hospital now provides a van two days a week, Thursday and Fri- 
day, to transport patients to appointments at the Hospital and to doctors 
affiliated with MWH. 

3. Income Tax Assistance — Free assistance given by William Joyce and 
Richard Miranda. 

4. Newsletter — Monthly. Paid for by the advertising it contains. The newslet- 
ter is issued twelve times a year and mailed five times a year. 

5. ID Cards — Issued to those persons 60 years of age and older. The card enti- 
tles the holder to discounts at local stores, musical and athletic events at the 
High School. MBTA ID Cards no longer available at office. 

6. Job Service — The Director maintains a file of persons seeking employment 
on a part-time basis. 

7. Problem Solving — Questions pertaining to insurance, Social Security, 
Medicare, medical transportation, home care, 24-hour invalid care, nursing 
homes, Meals on Wheels, food stamps, day care for the elderly are asked and 
referrals are made to the proper agencies for assistance. 

8. Publicity — All Council activities are publicized through the Wakefield 
Chronicle, Item, Wakefield Observer, the Council Newsletter, The Senior 
Spotlight, and Cable TV Senior Access, Channel 14. 

9. Invalid Appliances — The Council office provides wheel chairs, canes, 
walkers, and other appliances on loan. 

10. Free Legal Service — is provided by the Greater Boston Legal Services at 
the Council office the second Monday of the month. This is by appointment 
only. 

11. Manicurist comes every other week for a special senior rate. 

PROGRAMS 

1. Health Clinics — were held at the First Baptist Church and the Council 
office. Visiting Nurses of Middlesex East and the Melrose-Wakefield Hospi- 
tal Home Health Care conduct the clinics. They take blood pressure, check 
weight, do cholesterol screenings, and review health problems. 

2. Flu Clinics — The director assists the Board of Health and supplies volun- 
teers for the flu clinics. 



42 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



3. Informative Programs — Safe Driving, Secure Horizons, Blue Cross- 
Blue Shield, Retirement Planning Program, Estate Planning. 

4. YMCA has time set aside for Senior Citizens to swim. 

5. "Friends of the Wakefield Council on Aging, Inc." assists the Council by 
expanding services and programs to the community's older residents. 
"Friends" held raffle at "Festival By The Lake" on June 6. 

6. A Feasibility Committee worked with Architects to complete a study on 
renovation of Warren School to a senior center. 

7. Notary Public available by appointment — no charge. 

8. Dr. William Connolly provides foot care for a moderate cost at the COA 
office twice a month. 

9. Carrier Alert Program offered through the COA & Post office. 

10. Volunteer does small repair jobs for minimal cost — volunteers drive 
seniors to medical appointments not covered by COA van. 

11. Held Medication Check with three pharmacists at COA Mealsite. 

12. Snow shoveling provided by High School Honors Program for frail and low- 
income seniors arranged by COA. 



RECREATION AND INSTRUCTION 

1. Bus Trips — Mohawk Trail, Vista Jubilee, R.I., Reagle Players, (2 shows), 
Essex River, Wilmington, Vt., Tuttle's Red Barn, N.H., Foothills Theatre. 

2. Classes in line dancing, art, rug hooking, flag making and assorted handi- 
crafts. 

3. Quilting Club. 

4. Instruction in Holiday Crafts. 

5. St. Patrick's Show — Held at Trie Most Blessed Sacrament Church Hall. 
Entertainment and refreshments. 

6. Winter Walking Program. 

7. Holiday parties at Council dining room. 

8. Card parties, Movies and Beano at Senior Center. 

9. Exercise classes, Yoga, Relaxation Class. 

10. Book Club — Librarian, Charlotte Thompson holds discussion on interest- 
ing books once a month at COA office. COA maintains a small lending library 
at office with donated books. 



PROGRAMS FEDERALLY FUNDED WITH LOCAL ASSISTANCE 

Congregate Meals — were served five days a week at the Council on Aging 
Mealsite/Senior Center, Lincoln School House to older citizens over 60 years 
of age. Suggested donation $1.50 per person. 

Meals on Wheels — Approximately 65 hot meals a day — five days a week 
were delivered. 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 43 



GRANTS 
The Council received a grant from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs in 
the amount of $18,426.00. Funds are used to pay Activities Coordinator, Office 
Clerk, Newsletter mailings, office and Senior Center maintenance, partial fund- 
ing for new handicap transportation van. 



COUNCIL OFFICE AND STAFF 

The office and mealsite/senior center is on the lower floor of the Lincoln 
School House. 

Director of Elderly Services — Marion Whiting 

Outreach — Beverly Bowers 

Secretary — Barbara Powers 

Van Driver — Steve McDonald 

Activities Coordinator — Nancy Smith 

Office Clerk — Mary Gallucci 

Friendly Visitor — Nancy Ellis 

Meals on Wheels Drivers — Robert Walsh, Joseph Frotten, Carl Cann 

Mealsite Manager — Cheryl O'Connor 



COUNCIL ON AGING MEMBERS 

JANET MIRANDA — Chairman 
HAROLD CROUSE — Vice Chairman 
DELIA GIUFFRE — Secretary 
JOAN MATHEWSON 
GERTRUDE QUALTERS 
GENEVIEVE HOWARD 
ROBERT TIERNEY 




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Reports of 



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DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Engineering Division 

Garage Divis 

Buildings Divis 

Forestry and Park Division 

Cemetery Division 

Highway Division 

Sewer Division 

Water Division 



46 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of the 
Director of Public Works 

Due to the results of the Town Election on November 3, 1998 a new Town 
Charter was formed. As a result, the Board of Public Works was abolished and 
an Advisory Board of Public Works was established. The Advisory Board will 
report and make recommendations, as requested, to the Board of Selectmen. 

1. In August the department received notice that the Town qualified for an 
interest free loan from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts via the Depart- 
ment of Environmental Protection to upgrade the Broadway Water Treatment 
Plant. This project will be done in three phases, the first being the design of the 
upgrade to the treatment plant. 

2. Once again the Town received an "A" on the Department of Environmen- 
tal Protection Recycling Report Card. We earned this mark by recycling more 
than 37% of the town's solid waste. The Town's recycling efforts resulted in 
2,000 tons of curbside recyclable and 3,000 tons of compost from the yardwaste 
program. As a result of the Town' recycling effort a cost savings of 824,000 was 
realized. 

The yardwaste, wood, and gravel, recycling program conducted at the 
Nahant Street site continues to provide savings for the town in both avoided tip- 
ping fees and loam and gravel purchases. Many residents used this program 
and over 2,600 families were issued Nahant Street Pit permits. In this past year 
we have undertaken initiative to clean up and organize this valuable facility. 
Over 6,000 cubic yards of surplus excavated material and miscellaneous trench 
products were reclaimed and converted into a state spec, gravel for reuses on 
the Town's construction projects. The estimated savings to the Town in gravel 
costs are projected to be in the $40,000 range. 

3. A severe rainfall event occurred in mid June causing substantial floods 
throughout the town. The nine inches of rain that accumulated in two days 
brought to light a number of historic deficiencies in the Town's wastewater col- 
lection system. Eliminating the surcharging of the wastewater system, is a pri- 
ority of this department. A consulting engineer was retained and a substantial 
grant/loan secured via MWRA (Massachusetts Water Resources Authority) to 
concentrate on solving/correcting this problem. In conjunction with the Board of 
Public Work's and the Board of Health's mandates a Sewer Task Force was for- 
mulated. This group consists of Town officials and citizens of Wakefield and 
have been working towards developing a strategic plan for addressing the 
Town's wastewater problems, with emphasis being placed on the GouloYWalnut 
Street area and Daniel Road. 

4. Two main projects to improve the Town's water distribution system were 
undertaken on Lowell Street (Main Street to Vernon Street and Montrose 
Avenue, Salem Street to MacKenzie Lane). Lowell Street water work was initi- 
ated to replace an undersized main and improve water quality in the area. Mon- 
trose Avenue water work was initiated to replace an old pipe with a history of 
failures in anticipation of improving the road. 

5. We would like to recognize the retirements of two long time DPW work- 
ers, Chet Confalone, Supervisor of Water & Sewer who had 28 years of service 
and Lester Meuse, Working Foreman Water & Sewer Division who had also had 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 47 



28 years of service. We appreciate the dedication of these employees and wish 
them well in their retirement. Steven Fitzpatrick was appointed as the Water & 
Sewer Supervisor in July. 

For details of Department accomplishments, I refer you to the attached 
reports. In conclusion, I would like to thank the following supervisors for their sup- 
port during calendar year 1998 and for their assistance in preparing this report. 
David B. Lane Operations Supervisor 

Dennis P. Fazio Forestry/Parks and Cemetery Supervisor 

Steven Fitzpatrick Water & Sewer Supervisor 

Dennis Gorman Fleet Maintenance Supervisor 

Louis Perillo Highway Supervisor 

Thomas F. Hayes, P.E. Town Engineer 

Richard Testa Buildings Supervisor 

Most importantly, I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to 
all employees of the Department of Public Works 

Respectfully submitted, 
Stephen P. Casazza, P.E. 
Director of Public Works 

FLEET MAINTENANCE DIVISION 

The Fleet Maintenance Division Is Responsible For The Repair And Mainte- 
nance Of All vehicles From The Following Divisions: 

130 D.P.W pieces of equipment 

16 Police Dept. Vehicles 

11 Fire- Dept. vehicles 

11 School Dept. Vehicles 

1 Council Of Aging Van 

1 Building Inspector's Car 

1 Animal Control Officer's car 

The Division Provides Preventative Maintenance On A Scheduled Daily Basis. 
All Minor Repairs And Most Major Repairs Are Done In House. 

ENGINEERING DIVISION 

The Engineering Division evaluates, designs, bids, inspects, and manages 
the majority of the Town funded infrastructure improvement projects. The Divi- 
sion staff manages consulting engineers when assistance from outside firms is 
necessary. In addition, this office maintains and updates the Assessor maps, 
infrastructure plans, and project files. 

Capital Improvement Projects 

The Division designed, obtained permits, and provided construction man- 
agement for the following projects, which were funded through Articles 
approved by Town Meeting: 

• Albion Street Water Main Jacking Project Contract 97-J1 consisted of the 
installation ("jacking") of a 30-inch steel casing pipe, in which a new 12- 
inch water main was inserted, under the MBTA railroad tracks at the 
Albion Street / North Avenue intersection. The contract was awarded to 



48 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Blue Diamond Equipment Company of Walpole MA, and had a contract 
value of $114,103.17. Construction on this project started in mid July and 
was completed by early September. 

• Lowell Street Water Main Replacement Contract 98-W2 consisted of the 
replacement of approximately 4000 feet of 8 inch cast iron water main 
with new 12 inch cement lined ductile iron pipe in Lowell Street from 
Main Street to Vernon Street. The new water main was necessary because 
the aging 8 inch main was severely tuberculated causing water quality 
problems in that area. In addition, the larger diameter pipe increases the 
pressure and flow of water to the residents in the northern areas of Wake- 
field. The contract was awarded to Joseph P. Cardillo & Son of Wakefield, 
MA and has a contract value of $324,254.77. Construction on this project 
started in mid July and was completed in mid October. 

• Montrose Avenue Water Main Replacement Contract 98-W3 consisted of 
the replacement of approximately 3400 feet of 12-inch cast iron water 
main with new 12-inch cement lined ductile iron pipe in Montrose Avenue 
from Salem Street to MacKenzie Lane. The new water main was neces- 
sary because the aging 12-inch main was failing; having several water 
main breaks in the past few years. Also the DPW felt it prudent to 
replace the main in anticipation of the upcoming reconstruction of Mon- 
trose Avenue scheduled for 1999. The design of this project was out- 
sourced to Beta Engineering of Norwood, MA, and the construction con- 
tract was awarded to N. Granese and Sons of Marblehead, MA at a con- 
tract value of $367,811.26. Construction started in early September and 
was completed by mid November. 

• Paon Boulevard and Mill River Trunk Sewer Rehabilitation Project Num- 
ber WRA-P2-33-3-250 consisted of the lining of sewers in the Paon Boule- 
vard area and the main sewer trunk line along the Mill River using a 
cured in place (CIP) trenchless technology. This project was undertaken 
to seal leaking sewers and prevent inflow and infiltration (VI) of surface 
and groundwater from entering the Town's sewer system, thereby avoid- 
ing the cost to transport and treat this additional water, The design was 
outsourced to CDM of Cambridge, MA, and the construction was awarded 
to Pipelining Products Inc. of Briarcliff Manor, NY, at a contract value of 
$319,270.72. The construction started in early June and was completed 
by mid August. 

DPW Projects 

The Division designed, permitted, and provided construction assistance for 
the following projects which were undertaken by DPW forces and/or in conjunc- 
tion with private contractors: 

• Bay State Road Water Main Replacement and Road Reconstruction 
Phase I consisted of the replacement of the existing 8-inch cast iron water 
main with new 8-inch cement lined ductile iron pipe from Kearley Lane to 
the Wakefield/Lynnfield town line. In addition, the road was pulverized, 
re-profiled, widened, and had new drainage structures installed. The 
DPW Water and Sewer Division installed the water main, and the road 
was reclaimed and paved under the annual paving contract. 

• Herbert Street Reconstruction was requested by the abuttors to the road 
and funded under a betterment program. Herbert Street was pulverized, 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 49 



re-profiled, and had new drainage structures installed under the direction 
of the Highway and Engineering Divisions. 

• Montrose Avenue Phase I Drainage Improvements consisted of the instal- 
lation of drainage structures and associative piping in the northern sec- 
tion of Montrose Avenue. The work was undertaken in anticipation of the 
upcoming reconstruction of Montrose Avenue scheduled for 1999. 

Other Projects 

The Division provided design and/or technical assistance on the following 
projects: 

Spaulding Park Icehouse ramp removal and shoreline restoration. 

DPW Facility oil and gas separator installation. 

Alanos Parking Lot reconstruction. 

Warren School boundary and topographic survey. 

Police & Fire Station boundary and topographic survey. 

Broadway Filtration Plant topographic survey. 

Sullivan Park Tot-lot topography survey and preliminary design. 

Forest Glade Cemetery Sections LI & Kl layout. 

Coolidge Park easement water main installation. 

North Avenue reconstruction roadway easements. 

Sidney Street water main installation. 

Nahant Street topographic survey. 

Computer Aided Drafting and Design 

The DPW's standard CAD software is Autodesk AutoCAD Release 14 and 
Softdesk 8 Civil/Survey design package. All plans produced by the Division are 
created using this software to maximize production and reuse of the data on 
future projects. All Assessor maps were transferred to digital format and will be 
maintained as drawing files. In addition, CAD standards were developed to 
standardize the production of drawings and provide consistent CAD files from 
project to project. 

Subdivision Inspection 

The Division conducted inspections of the following subdivisions: 

Crystal Hill Estates 

Dexter' s Lane 

Evangelista Way 

Foxhill Estates 

Garden Lane 

King Street Extension 

McDonald Farm Estates 

Memory Lane 

Pheasant Woods Terrace 

Washington Street 

Wicker Lane 

Fitch Court Development 

Heron Pond Development 

Evergreen Estates Development 



50 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



FORESTRY & PARK DIVISION 

The Forestry Division is responsible for the planting, pruning, spraying 
and removal of public shade trees on public property, other than school grounds. 
Extensive work done seasonally to and around Lake Quannapowitt. 

The Park Division is responsible for the proper maintenance of the upper and 
lower commons,, all parks and playgrounds (except schools) and some roadside 
grass areas, including 22 islands. This division maintains over 66 areas of parks and 
recreational land under the Public Works jurisdiction land throughout the Town. 

This was the second year for the Adopt-A-Site program. This required this 
Division to water new plants and 14 locations several times a week as needed. 

There will be major playground reconstruction this spring installing new 
equipment in nearly all the parks. Land will be developed at Sullivan Park, 
cleared by a combined Forestry & Park effort. 

Forestry Division: 

280 tree work request completed 

29 shade trees removed 

87 shade trees planted 

8 shade trees donated 

Trees purchased by Trees for Wakefield = $2,000.00 

Major tree replacement on a Town easement on "Coolidge Park" 

Park Division: 

Major Projects: 

Winter sidewalk plowing 

Weed harvester control, Lake Quannapowitt 

Upgraded all ball diamonds and rebuilt 2 sets of bleachers 

Cleaning and refurbish filter berm on Lake Quannapowitt 

Daily maintenance of ball diamonds, including school fields 

Replaced 770 feet of post and rail fence on North Avenue 

Installed new granite and chain fence at Old Town Parking Lot 

CEMETERY DIVISION 

The Cemetery Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of 
the Forest Glade Cemetery and the Old Church Street Cemetery. The seasonal 
tasks of lawn and tree trimming, as well as planting has grown with each year. 

Section M, N, and P were all developed this year and received running 
water. North Main Catholic was also completed, with the addition of a new still 
born section. These were major projects leaving only grass work and general 
markings for headstones this spring. 

The new sections will create 2,154 approximate new interments, not includ- 
ing approximately 200 cremations. The Pond Avenue received repairs with more 
to follow this spring. 

Cemetery Revenue 

Number of interments 190 

Income from sales of graves $ 47,500.00 

Perpetual Care $ 27,000.00 

Sales of service revenue $ 59,670.00 

Total Revenue $134,170.00 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 51 



HIGHWAY DIVISION 

The Highway Division is responsible for the maintenance and repairs of 
over 100 miles of roadway. 

This consists of drainage systems, sidewalks, traffic and street signs, catch 
basin repair and cleaning, street sweeping, leave and brush pickup, rubbish, 
recycling, and the Nahant St. brush and leaf drop off center. This Division also 
has the added responsibility of snow removal and sanding and salting of all 
town roadways. 

TRAFFIC LINES 

Contractor: Markings Inc. 

4" center line 138,600 l.f. 

4" edge line 62,800 l.f. 

12" stop line/ 12" crosswalks 5,351 l.f. 

directional arrows 45 

24" letters 90 

4" parking lines 21,000 l.f. 

REFUSE 

Rubbish Collection Contractor: F.W. Russell 

Recycling Collection Contractor: Waste Management 

Rubbish Disposal Site: Ogden Martin Systems 

Rubbish: 10,332.07 tons 

Recycled paper: 1645.45 tons 

Recycled glass & paper: 436.99 tons 

Recycling total: 2082.44 tons 
Composting Operations performed by the Department of Public Works 
recycled approximately 4,000 tons of material. 

ROAD RESURFACED MICRO 

Meadow View Rd. Rivers Ln. 

Kennedy Cir. Hancock Rd. 

Stone Way 

ROADS REPAVED 
Sherman Rd. Keeling Rd. 

Crosby Rd. Swansea Rd. 

Gerard St. Harwick Rd. 

Green St. Coolidge Rd. 

Baystate Rd. 

PROJECTS 

Hopkins St. — sidewalk project 
Green St. — sidewalk project 
Upper Common beach area 
Broadway — sidewalk 

MISCELLANEOUS 
Bituminous Concrete Berm and curbing 3,200 l.f various location 






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Roadway Sweeping Entire Town, 3 residential sweepings. April 1 to 

December 15; 

Business district, 3 times a week; additionally on 

as needed basis 
Catch Basins Cleaned 1,800 

Basins cleaned by town 200 

Approximately 56 concrete sidewalk slabs repaired throughout the Town, 
and approximately 350 linear feet of bituminous concrete was repaired through- 
out the Town. 

Nahant Street pit area maintained year round 

Replaced and repaired granite curbs 

Assisted other division and Town departments 

Maintained brooks and culverts 

WINTER PROJECTS 

Snow fences are installed at the lower common and at the head of Lake 
Quannapowitt. Additionally, over 100 sand barrels are placed throughout the 
Town. In 1998 snowfall in Wakefield was 40 inches. 

BUILDING DIVISION 

The Public Works Buildings Division is responsible for 21 buildings, which 
includes the maintenance and repair of the Town Hall, Police Station, Central 
Fire Station, Greenwood Fire Station, Highway, Garage, Cemetery Buildings, 
Water and Sewer Station and structures, and various park buildings. 

MAJOR PROJECTS DURING THE CALENDAR YEAR 1998 

1 . North Avenue Garage 

a. Replace 2 electric door operators 

b. Replace trolley hoist 

2. Town Hall 

a. New windows 

1. 1st floor conference room (6) 

2. Town Clerk's office (5) 

3. Tax Collector offices (5) 

4. Accessors offices (6) 

b. Replace downspouts and paint trim 

3. Central Fire Station 

a. Replace modine heater 

b. Replace garage ceiling tiles 

4. Greenwood Fire/Caring School 

a. Replace overhead doors 

b. Replace roof 

5. Cemetery 

a. Offices roof 

b. New modine heater 

c. Insulate garage 

6. Moulton Field House 

a. Replace 3 doors & frame 



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7. Col. Connelly Park 

a. Replace 3 doors & frames 

8. Vinton Street Field House 
a. Replace 1 door and frame 

9. Police Station 

a. Replace 2 cell fixtures 

b. replace 20 windows 1st floor 

c. Replace 4 overhead doors 

d. Update building interior 

WATER DIVISION 
The residents and industries of Wakefield consume over 900 million gallons 
of water yearly. There are two sources of supply, namely Crystal Lake, which 
yields approximately 15% and the MWRA yielding approximately 85%. This 
division is responsible for the maintenance of all pumping stations, the water 
standpipe, distribution lines and household water meters. 

WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT BY CONTRACTOR 

Lowell Street 4,000 l.f. 12" ductile iron 

Montrose Avenue 3,400 l.f. 12" ductile iron 

WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT BY WATER DEPARTMENT 
Bay State Road 1,100 l.f. 8" ductile iron 

Sidney Street 600 l.f. 8" ductile iron 

Lake view Avenue 630 l.f. 8" ductile iron 

WATER MAIN EXTENSIONS BY CONTRACTOR 
Crystal Street 690 l.f. 8" ductile iron 

McDonald Farm 245 l.f. 8" ductile iron 

Dexter Lane 650 l.f. 8" ductile iron 

Partridge Lane 225 l.f. 8" ductile iron 

NEW HYDRANTS 

Crystal Street 1 

McDonald Farm 1 

Dexter Lane 2 

Bay State Road 2 

Lakeview Avenue 2 

NEW SERVICES 
By Contractor 58 

Services relayed by Town 16 

DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM 

Total number of miles of pipe now in use 93.3 

Number of hydrants in service '31 

Range of pressure in mains 20 psi. to 1 10 psi. 

Number of service taps now in use 7874 

Percentage of active services metered 100% 



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SEWER DIVISION 

The Sewer Division is charged with the responsibility of operating and 
maintaining the Sewer Pumping Stations and related systems. At the present 
time, the town is approximately 98% sewered. The Town sewerage is sent to the 
MWRA for treatment. We have increased our efforts in the Sewer Division, to 
correct deficiencies in our system. Two examples of stopgap measures we have 
employed are small main employed on Richardson Avenue and Cedar Street. In 
both instances we have installed relief lines to divert wastewater flow away 
from known surcharge areas. The process of reducing 1/1 infiltration/inflow is 
the ultimate solution, however, utilizing MWRA funds and television inspection 
crews we have been trouble shooting historic problem areas such as GouloVWal- 
nut Streets. Weston & Sampson engineers are working for the Town under our 
guidance to systematically attack the 1/1 problem. 

SEWER EXTENSIONS BY CONTRACTOR 



Crystal Street 


330 l.f. 


8" P.V.C 


McDonald Farm 


130 l.f. 


8" P.V.C 


Dexter Lane 


650 l.f. 


8" P.V.C 


Partridge Lane 


140 l.f. 


8" P.V.C 


Washington Avenue 


250 l.f. 
NEW SERVICES 


8" P.V.C 


By Contractors 


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Reports of 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Chairman 

School Superintendent 



LUCIUS BEEBE MEMORIAL LIBRARY 

Library Trustees 
Library Director 



58 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of the School Committee 



REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN 

AND 
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 



Reorganization - 


-1998 


Term Expires 


Christine Bridges, Chairman 




1999 


Cy Bode, Vice Chairman 




1999 


John Boghos 




2001 


Jeff Foxon 




2001 


Connie Tecce 




2000 



Student Advisory Council Members: 

Christopher Barry 

Greg Leppo 

Lisa Mokaba 

Elissa Quinn 

Dan Relihan 



1998 will undoubtedly be remembered as the year of the MCAS. The first 
administration of Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) 
was completed In May 1998. These new tests, mandated by the Educational 
Reform Act of 1993, provided data for students, schools, school departments, 
and the state and will be used as a baseline from which schools improvement 
can be implemented and judged. There is no question that this new testing pro- 
gram will have a profound impact on the direction public education takes in 
towns and cities across the state, over the next five years. 

William F. Skulley 

In January of 1998, the School Department and the whole Town of Wake- 
field was saddened by the untimely death of School Committee member William 
F. Skulley. Bill Skulley was a true friend of public education and dedicated 
countless hours to the improvement of Wakefield schools. Bill Skulley will be 
long remembered as a champion of many good causes for the good of the Wake- 
field Community. 

Dolbeare School 

In the spring of 1998 the educational specifications were completed for the 
new Dolbeare School, and put out to bid. The bidding was very competitive and 
after a few modifications, the contract was awarded to Stella Construction, a 
local contractor. The School Building Committee, under the able leadership of 
Michael Lamphier worked through the sometimes-controversial Zoning Board of 
Appeals process, and broke ground in June. It is hoped that the new facility will 
be ready for 450 pre-school through grade 4 students from both the Hurd, Dol- 
beare and Montrose Schools for September 1999. While the Dolbeare School pro- 
ject was being completed, the students from that section of town attended the- 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 59 



Hurd School, which was re-opened for this purpose, in the fall the Building 
Committee reorganized and Michael Kilkelly became Chairman with Winona 
Manley staying on as Vice-Chairman. Also during 1998 the Building Committee 
added a new member David Rice who replaced Kenneth Stache. 

Town Growth 

1998 will also be remembered as a year where the town, state and federal 
governments enjoyed good economical times. At the federal level, we saw the 
first possibilities of a balanced budget. The state reported a billion dollar sur- 
plus, and the town finances showed the first signs of a positive financial picture 
after having played catch-up for years, due to the significant state and local cuts 
of the late eighties and early nineties. The major addition to the Beal property 
was started. John Roberto, Building Inspector reported significant new building 
development to the School Committee and the community In the fall of '98. This 
new development in Greenwood, Doyle and Montrose sections of town predicted 
a 3% growth in students for the 1999-2000 school year. 

Beebe Library 

The newly renovated Beebe Library was re-opened in 1998. What a won- 
derful job all involved in the project did in providing a first-class educational 
facility for the town. The relations between the Beebe Library and the School 
Department were solid. The library added a tremendous positive resource to 
students and teachers alike, plus the community as a whole. 

Superintendent's Contract 

In the spring of 1998, the renewal of the contract of the Superintendent of 
Schools Terrance F. Holmes became a hotly debated issue. Mr. Holmes, who has 
been Superintendent since 1994 was offered and signed a four-year contract 
extension in June, which runs through June of 2003. 

Personnel 

1998 was a year that saw major change in the central administration of the 
School Department. Richard Barker, long time successful Business Administra- 
tor retired and was eventually replaced by Peter DeRoeve, School Business 
Administrator from the Triton Regional School District. Diana Minton, Director 
of Special Education, resigned to accept a position in Ipswich. Dr. Alex Alexan- 
ian, former Special Education Administrator for the Town of Reading came out 
of retirement and filled in for half a year on an interim basis. Dr. Hazel Gren- 
ham was hired in the summer of 1998 to take on that critical role full time. John 
Aversa, Director of Technology left in February to assume a position at Sim- 
mons College. Jean D'Orsi, former Technology Director in Melrose, replaced him 
in June. Then in August of 1998 Dr. Herbert Levine, Deputy Superintendent of 
Schools left to become Superintendent of Schools in Salem, Ma. After reorganiz- 
ing and downsizing, Rosemary DiTullio, Director of Curriculum and Instruction 
was promoted to Deputy Superintendent of Schools, and a new position of Direc- 
tor of Human Resources was posted. 

We didn't experience the same level of teacher turnover as we had in 1997. 
The School Department continues to struggle with the challenges of providing 
competitive salaries and the other needs of a hard working group of teachers. 



60 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Budget 

The School Department felt several new budget challenges in 1998. For the 
first time since I became Superintendent, we faced a significant deficit in special 
education costs. The new demand for expensive out-of-district placements 
required by law presented a $200,000 challenge to the School Department and 
the town. The state failed to make major changes in the law as promised. We 
also faced deficits in utility accounts because of rate increases and increased 
usage. Lastly, we experienced deficits in overtime accounts because of extra 
building use and in the area of the substitute teacher account because of long- 
term illness of a number of staff. All in all, it was a very difficult budget year 
although by June the budget balanced after some additional help from the town 
with the legally mandated special education costs. 

Facilities 

1998 was a very good year for facilities. With the $530,000 appropriation 
from the town started in 1996 to maintain and upgrade existing facilities, we 
have been able to improve the condition of our buildings. In February 1998 we 
experienced significant water damage at the Galvin Middle School because of a 
sewer line blockage in another section of town. The boiler room at the Middle 
School was at one time totally under water with all three boilers submerged. 
With the help of many good people, including the DPW and School Department 
employees, we never lost a day of school. It is appropriate to recognize the special 
efforts of maintenance employees Jake Hubbard and Tom Whitmore for their 
special efforts in correcting the damage. When all the damage was repaired, the 
town realized a $100,000 dollar plus insurance claim reimbursement. 

School Committee Members 

The School Committee beginning in 1998 consisted of Dr. Christine Bridges, 
Chairman; Mrs. Patricia Buker, Vice-Chairman, Ms Connie Tecce., Mr. William 
Skulley and Mr. Cy Bode. After the April elections Dr. Bridges was once again 
elected Chairman, Mr. Bode was elected Vice-Chairman, Mrs. Tecce continued on 
the committee, with new members Mr. John Boghos and Mr. Jeff Foxon. 

School Committee Goals 

The School Committee's major goal for 1998 was to complete a mission 
statement for each of the schools, as well as for the School Department. This 
was accomplished with an outreach effort to the community and much hard 
work at the school staff level. In August, the School Committee set a new goal 
and that was to develop a set of standards or hallmarks by which the public 
could accurately judge its schools. Again, it was judged important that the 
Wakefield public be active in the accomplishment of this goal. 

Conclusion 

In 1998 the drop out rate was once again among the lowest, and therefore 
the best in the area. The results on the State Grade 3 reading tests were solid. 
The MCAS results were low across the state. Wakefield was 77th from the top, 
out of 254 districts participating. Our graduating students continue to do well 
with over 80% going on the further education. All in all, 1998 was a good solid 
year, not without challenge, but with very few major incidents. 



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The School Department continues to meet the challenges set forth in the 
Educational Reform Law of 1993. In 1999 all professional staff will have to com- 
plete recertification requirements. The infusion of technology into the curricu- 
lum continues. Staff continues to work hard to meet the challenges of all the 
new changes imposed by Ed Reform. There is an increased demand for account- 
ability and excellence. The expectations have been raised, and the whole com- 
munity is stretching to meet these demands. It is both an exciting and challeng- 
ing time for public education. Again, it is a pleasure to work with so many good 
people in Wakefield. 

TERRANCE F. HOLMES 
Superintendent of Schools 



CHRISTINE BRIDGES 

Chairman 

Wakefield School Committee 



Plant Improvements 

The following are major projects accomplished to improve the school plant 
in 1998. 

• Construction and renovation of the Dolbeare School; 

• Major up-grading of Hurd School for re-occupancy and Montrose Ele- 
mentary Schools and Galvin Middle School; 

• Three year Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act re-inspection of 
all schools; 

• On-going system-wide air quality improvements; 

• New single membrane rubber roof at Walton School; 

• New boiler room renovation at Galvin Middle School; 

• New lavatory partitions at Wakefield High School and Galvin Middle 
School; 

• Electrical up-grade at Doyle School; 

• New carpet Wakefield High School music area; 

• Interior painting at Franklin School and Galvin Middle School; 

• Safety up-grade to Galvin Middle School elevator. 



62 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



ENROLLMENT INFORMATION 

Wakefield School System (As of 10/1/98 — 3458) 

Elementary (K-4) 1407 

Galvin Middle School (5-8) 1091 

High School (9-12) 960 

Future Plans — Class of 1998 (215 students) 

Four year college 68% 

Two year college 12% 

Work 17% 

Military 3% 

Testing 

Advanced Placement Scores 

Number of students 100 

Number of exams 140 

Academic areas 8 

(72% scored a 3 or above with 5 being the highest) 

SAT I Class of 1998 (182 students) 

Verbal 521 

Math 525 



SAT II (mean scores) 




Biology 


571 


English- Writing 


579 


Math II 


593 


Math I 


551 


Chemistry 


547 


American History 


605 


Testing — Elementary Level 




Iowa Test of Basic Skills 




Grade 3 




Reading 


4.4 


Language 


4.3 


Math 


4.0 


Survey Battery 


4.2 


State Reading Test 




Grade 3 




Wakefield 


§tak 


Vocabulary 75 


65 


Reading Comprehension 68 


63 


Reading Total 64 


71 


Spelling 74 


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MCAS 

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System 

(Scores as based on a scale of 200-280. Three content areas were tested in 1998. 
They were English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science and Technology.) 



Grade 4 Wakefield 
English Language Arts 233 

Mathematics 240 

Science 241 

Grade 8 Wakefield 

English Language Arts 241 

Mathematics 228 

Science 228 



State 
230 
234 
238 

State 
237 
227 
225 



Grade 10 Wakefield 
English Language Arts 238 

Mathematics 229 

Science 233 



State 

230 
222 
225 













School Committee 



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Class of 1998 



Lindsay Marie Alaimo 
Paul Christopher Allen 
Robert Allen 

* Evan D. Anderson 
Gregory Peter Anderson 

* Melissa Lee Angelo 

* Breck Monelle Baines-Rice 

* Steven Vincent Ball 
Gina Barbaro 
Richard Barbaro 
Joseph Bates 
Jeffrey C. Baxter 

* Suzanne Michelle Beagan 
Jonathan Michael Belyea 
Valerie Bibens 

* Darren J. Bisso 
Lauren Marie Boghos 

* Rachel Diane Britt-Little 
James Robert Brown 
Elena Benedetta Bruni 
Kelli D. Burdick 
Kimberly Ann Burk 

* Jennifer M. By am 

* Terry Ann Cabral 

* Timothy James Caffrey 
Mark Calabrese 
Katelyn Mary Campbell 
Richard Allen Capuci 
Daniel K. Carrier 
Steven James Casey 
Lauren Teresa Caso 
Christopher Catino 
Maher Chankhour 
Nicole Chanley 
Shaun M. Chapman 
Mark Henry Cherubin 
Carmel Chisholm 
Colleen Clarke 

Mary Elizabeth Collins 
Jill Ann Connell 
John F. Connors 
Christopher Ryan Conway 
Stephanie Conway 

* Kerri Anne Corbett 
Generoso S. Cresta 
Kimberly Kara Cummings 
Scott E. Curran 

* Glen Raymond Curry 
Bradley A. Custance 



Andrew Robert Daly 
Mark J. Decristoforo 

* Elizabeth Marie DeFeo 
Lorenzo De Francesco 

* Kristen Marie DiCecca 

* Christine Marie Di Santo 
Casey Doherty 

Jill Lynne Donahue 
Justin Lee Donahue 
Jennifer Lynn Doyle 

* Daniel John Dwyer-Heidkamp 
Melissa M. Edwards 

Ryan Lawton Ellis 

* Gregory Franklin Eriksen 
Marcelle M. Fallica 
Sarah F. Faulkner 
Jared J. Ferguson 
Christopher Edward Ferragamo 
Ashan Fernando 

* Collin Fitzpatrick 

* Julia Gray Founder 
Eva-Marie Foxon 
JieFu 

Stacy Elizabeth Gargano 
Tracy Lee Gaudreau 

* Alison L. Gerrior 
John Gerard Graziano 
Sean T. Guttadauro 
Tara Kate Hancox 
Michael Eric Hannaford 
Sean J. Hardy 

Meegan Elizabeth Harrington 
Matthew S. Harrington 
Joseph Paul Harty 

* Tracey Lee Havey 
John Desmond Hayes 
Craig Kingsbury Henshaw 
Jocelyn Marie Herrick 
Audrey Marie Hincman 
Joshua S. Hoare 

* Samuel C. Hochberg 
Joshua M. Hoover 
Jillian Marie Hoyt 

* Paul C. Huang 
Matthew Scott Hulett 
Katie Rose James 
Nicole Michele Jangro 
Matthew J. Jarmusik 
Darrin A. Kachadorian 



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Joeby Alexander Keough 
Mark Joseph Kimball 
Christopher Adam King 
Cynthia Lynne Krol 
Shaun Paul LaCava 
Elizabeth Francessca Lallos 
Mikaela Lamb 
Michael Thomas Langone 
Ryan LaRoche 
Eric Johannes Laurits 
Scott Brian Leahy 
Sarah Ann LeBlanc 
Amy Michelle LeClair 
Eric A. Legrow 
Maria E. Lotz 
Timothy Aaron Lowell 
Kimberly Lynch 
Michele Lynne MacHenry 
Liam Patrick MacKay 
Robert J. MacLaughlin 
Daniel G. MacLean 
Sarah Marie MacLean 
Michael Richard Macrina 
Joel George Makarewicz 
Cheryl L. Maloney 
Patrick Manley 
Joshua C. Manuel 
Rachel Masiello 
Matthieu J. Masi 
Salvatore Mazzola III 
Ainsley Porter McCall 
Brianne Jaye McCarthy 
Emily Ann McCarthy 
Michael Andrew McCorry 
Marianne McDonald 
Lisa Mclsaac 
Andrew John McLean 
Kevin A. McLellan 
Shaun Patrick McPartland 
Kylee Bickford McRae 
Crystal Ann Meuse 
Danielle Rene Meuse 
Jenny Lynn Miller 
Robert J. Mitchell 
Ryan P. Moon 
Daniel P. Moriarty 
Kimberly Diane Moses 
Jeffrey Scott Mosier 
Lauren Murphy 
Jill E. Murray 
Bryan Louis Muse 



Jack Najim 

Brian David Nelson 

* Michelle Lonnel Nettles 
John William Neville 
Gina Marie Nye 

Erin F. O'Neil 

Keith A. Pace 

Julie Michelle Palmerino 

Stephen Erik Parsons 

Jared Scott Pavey 

* Scott Matthew Peabody 

* Beth Ann Perkins 
Stacy Pietrafitta 
Jaclyn Pini 

* Carrie Grace Price 
Anthony Joseph Puglisi 
Kate Emily F^urrington 
Marie Elizabeth Rassiccia 
Derek Richer 

* Jason Peter Robblee 
John Roberto 
Staci Lei Robinson 
Denise Elizabeth Rocco 

* Michelle Marie Romano 
Richard Paul Rosenneld 
Julie Anne Ross 

Ami Theresa Ruehrwein 
Angela Marie Russo 
Erica Dawn Salsman 
Justin Scheri 
Sarah Elizabeth Schmitz 
Ryan J. Seely 
Dawn Louise Serino 
Graham Shapiro 

* Jill Elisabeth Siebeking 

* Kenneth M. Silva 

* Sean David Skulley 
Lisa Marie Smith 

* Michaela Ann Smith 

* Michael Emilio Sorrentino 

* Michael Paul Soulios 

* Paul F. Stepanis 
Dennis Brian Stephan 
Leighann Teres e Stephan 

* Erika Storella 
Kerri Jean Sullivan 

* Kerry Ann Sullivan 
Juli Sylvester 

* Nellie Alice Taylor 
Candice M. Thayer 

* Amy Renee Theriault 



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Emma C. Thomas 

* Steve Thomson 

* Matthew D. Tibbetts 
Vincent Troisi 
Matthew Truong 

* Lisa Marie Urbaczewski 
Amy Christine Walsh 
Jessica A. Weaver 
Amanda Marie Weber 

* Craig Wetmore 
Joseph P. White 
Nicole Cherie White 



Scott T. Wholley 
Elliott E. Wilke 

* Evan G. Winters 

* David A. Wladkowski 
Charlotte Renee Woods 

* Christina K. Yen 

* Rachel Marie Zaitz 
Alaina June Zanotti 

* Carla Danielle Zingariello 



* National Honor Society 




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1998 

FINANCIAL REPORT 

WAKEFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS 



Total Elementary Middle High School Other 



Administration 

School Committee 
Salary — Clerk 
Other Expense 

Superintendent's Office 

Salaries 
Other Expenses 
Instruction 

Supervisors Salaries 
Other Expenses 

Principals Salaries 1 

Other Expense 

Teaching Salaries 11 

Other Expense 

Professional Development 
Other Expense 

Textbooks 

Instruction Technology 

Other Expense 123,708 

Library Services 

Salaries 149,772 

Other Expense 36,397 

Guidance Service 

Salaries 578,024 

Other Expense 7,593 

Psychological Service 

Salaries 241,102 

Other Expense 14,095 

School Lunch 

Salaries -0- 

Athletics 

Salaries 256,803 

Other Expense 74,590 

Other School Service 

Health Salaries 137,740 

Other Expense 68,063 

Pupil Transportation 

Salaries 110,023 

Other Expense 215,270 
Operation & Maintenance 

Operation of Plant 1,436 

Custodial Salaries 935,624 

Other Expense 135,076 



5,868 








5,868 


31,011 








31,011 


567,050 








567,050 


42,726 








42,726 


206,467 








206,467 


21,363 


1,813 


620 


2,144 


16,786 


,085,577 


391,221 


284,260 


410,096 


-0- 


36,380 


5,708 


8,166 


22,506 


-0- 


,366,468 


4,334,677 


3,600,782 


3,431,009 


-0- 


212,001 


74,494 


37,425 


100,082 


-0- 


192,505 


66,472 


57,027 


69,006 


-0- 


84,627 


33,867 


27,695 


23,065 


-0- 


215,566 


93,290 


58,962 


63,314 


-0- 



61,125 
12,480 

97,241 
-0- 

85,255 
2,835 



41,345 
12,305 

155,003 
-0- 

56,445 
10,059 



-0- 



-0- 



-0- 



300,553 
37,296 



76 



302,953 
35,427 



123,708 

47,302 -0- 
11,612 -0- 

325,780 -0- 
7,593 -0- 

99,402 -0- 
1,201 -0- 

-0- 

256,803 
74,590 -0- 

137,740 
68,063 

110,023 
7,860 207,334 

1,436 

332,118 -0- 

49,084 13,269 



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Total 


Elementary 


Middle 


High School Other 


Heating of Buildings 120,020 


35,430 


43,411 


41,179 -0- 


Utility Services 468,685 


72,639 


98,897 


248,153 48,996 


Maintenance of Plant 11,267 






11,267 


Salaries 323,235 






323,235 


Grounds 40,469 


-0- 


-0- 


485 39,984 


Other Expense 335,144 


79,780 


145,151 


110,213 -0- 


Maintenance/Equipment 77,548 


20,369 


10,823 


19,859 26,497 


Tuition 715,998 






715,998 


Early Retirement Prgm. 70,433 






70,433 


Capital Outlay 529,358 


285,640 


195,424 


1,575 46,719 


TOTALS 19,845,082 


6,092,185 


5,182,256 


5,756,031 2,814,610 


Federal Grants 












Expenses 


Chapter II Title VI 98 






S 8,686.34 


Community Services Learning — 98 






11,725.31 


Curriculum Frameworks — 98 






2,275.63 


Drugfree Schools 98 






12,216.16 


Early Childhood — 97 






5,569.03 


Early Childhood — 98 






33,269.45 


Energy Grant 






13,160.55 


Goals 2000 — 98 






7,154.28 


Improving Direct — 97 






29,513.07 


Improving Direct — 98 






178,095.25 


Math & Science 97 






2,402.96 


Math & Science 98 






7,432.24 


Title I — 97 






1,698.00 


Title I — 98 






114,838.70 


TOTAL 






$428,036.97 


State Grants 












Expenses 


Adult Ed. Learning 






$ 12,962.10 


Advanced Placement 






4,916.90 


Breakfast Start-Up 






4,886.41 


Curriculum Study Groups 






5,790.44 


Dating Violence 97 






916.52 


Gay/Lesbian Safe Schools 98 






1,163.50 


Health Protection 97 






4,866.40 


Health Protection 98 






76,749.52 


I.T. Bond Technology 






101,949.81 


Mass Portfolio 97 






1,944.59 


METCO 96 






14,000.74 


METCO 97 






8,642.13 


METCO 98 






83,797.09 


P.A.L.M.S. 97 






73.39 


P.A.L.M.S. 98 






2,111.08 


Restructuring HS 97 






309.49 


Restructuring HS 98 






5,893.48 


Safe Schools 97 






155.15 


Volpe Library 


• 




2,708.50 


TOTAL 






$333,837.24 



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69 



Gifts 



Field Trip Gift 

Franklin PTO 

Galvin Middle PTO 

GreenwoooTYeuell PTO 

Montrose PTO 

Rotary Club 

Savings Bank 

Supplement Varsity Football Coach 

Various Gifts 

TOTAL 



Expenses 

$ 522.00 

851.17 

4,694.87 

4,078.10 

370.37 

168.00 

887.40 

1,878.92 

2,035.17 

$15,486.00 



Revolving Accounts 



Athletics 

Building Property 

Community Education 

Culinary 

Extended School Services 

Replace Supplies 

School Lunch 

Summer School 

TOTAL 



Expenses 

$ 121,525.40 

92,992.78 

87,520.05 

13,515.83 

37,914.44 

914.18 

712,817.29 

102,917.46 

$1,170,117.43 



Capital Outlay 



Asbestos Removal 

Furniture 

Galvin Boiler 

Galvin Computer Lab 

Galvin Elevator 

Greenwood Electrical/Fire Safety 

Greenwood Oil Tank 

Greenwood Sprinkler System 

SPED Bus 

TOTAL 



Expenses 

$ 19,000.00 

55,928.00 

126,775.00 

26,233.00 

17,672.00 

51,149.00 

46,744.00 

139,138.00 

46,719.00 

$529,358.00 



Local Grants 



Employment Resources, Inc. 

Mass Cultural 

TV Educ. Access (Capital Equipment) 

TV Educ. Access (Operations) 

TOTAL 



Expenses 

$ 3,468.00 

3,319.00 

142.82 

73,821.44 

$80,751.26 



70 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of the Board of Trustees 
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library 



Each year the Board of Trustees approves and adopts policies, maintains 
trust funds, and works with the Director and staff to promote and protect 
library resources of the Town of Wakefield. 

In 1998, Wakefield voters elected Nancy Delaney, Timothy Healy, James 
Pappas, and Kevin Penders. Kristina Carrick served as Chair in 1998, and Tim- 
othy Healy as Vice-Chair. 

Library trust funds were expended this year, as in the past, to fund sum- 
mer reading programs and young adult activities and to assist with staff contin- 
uing education. 

In 1998, the Beebe Library returned to its original home upon completion 
of the renovation program. The "Library at Lakeside" was closed and the Main 
Street site was officially reopened to the public. The dedication ceremonies on 
March 14th and 15th were well attended by the townspeople, public officials, 
and highlighted by a speech from Senator John Kerry. The building has received 
renewed praise for its services, and compliments on its ambience. The Trustees 
wish to thank Cheryl Webb Scott for donating her services and talents in per- 
sonalizing the interior design of the library for the people of Wakefield. 

The library fundraising campaign concluded as well and preparations have 
been made to erect a permanent plaque signifying the accomplishment. The 
campaign exceeded its intended goal, concluding with donations totaling 
$200,970.81 for furnishings and equipment. 

In 1998, the Beebe Library witnessed a number of statistical increases in 
the areas often utilized to measure a library's success in providing quality ser- 
vice to a community. The Beebe Library exhibited significant growth in circula- 
tion of materials, patron traffic, reference requests, computer usage, youth and 
summer program attendance, and meeting room reservations. The library also 
welcomed the opportunity to open the building on Saturdays during the sum- 
mer, thus providing access to the facility for six days each week year-round for 
the first time in history. 

The Board of Library Trustees are grateful once again to the many faithful 
volunteers who continue to contribute so much to enhance our services, and ulti- 
mately our community, with their generous gift of time and talent. Among those 
individuals were Alice Dexter, Lisa Fabiano, Marlene Smith, Stephanie Adjukes, 
Marietta Schwartz, Michael Sokol, Marie Beyer, Gloria Vachino, Stacey Bowen, 
Jason Leighton, Barbara Coleman, Ellen Allman, Ellie Lombara, Nan Blowney, 
Bonnie Mohr, John and Mary Gray, Jeff and Nancy Cicia, Fred Forster, Lisa Sor- 
dello, Jonathan Toth, Betsy Granese, Martha Carrier, Sara DiPerri, Doris Peder- 
sen, Nancy DiTullio, Kristen Henshaw, Patricia Silveira, and Len Wenyon. 

The past year presented new and exciting changes to challenge the Board 
of Library Trustees and the talented staff of our library. Again, the group 
accomplished many serious tasks, such as approving an Internet Policy that 
resulted from the increase in electronic services available to the townspeople. 
Thank you to the Director, the staff, and their families for all their hard work, 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 71 



caring, and sharing of ideas so that the Town is assured cf receiving some of the 
highest quality library services and resources available from any municipality 
in the Commonwealth. 

The Trustees are proud to serve in a climate of strong public support. We 
are excited about the product delivered to the Town of Wakefield and dedicated 
to assuring this quality product into the next millennium. We invite and encour- 
age everyone to visit, interact with, and experience the Lucius Beebe Memorial 
Library as it continues to build on its place as a valued foundation piece in our 
community. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Board of Library Trustees 

KRISTINA CARRICK, Chair KEVIN PENDERS 

TIM HEALY, Vice-chair JIM PAPPAS 

ARTHUR BEEBE, Secretary NANCY DELANEY 

HAROLD REGAN CINDY SCHATZ 
PETER SCOTT 



72 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of the 
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library 



LIBRARY DIRECTOR 

In 1999, Wakefield completed the first major capital project in twenty 
years. How should it be evaluated? The completion was timely and within bud- 
get. The Town did not become engaged in legal action. But what are the benefits 
accruing from the dollars spent? 

People are using what they bought. All objective measures of use — patron 
traffic, circulation of materials, reference inquiries, computer use, and program 
participation — show significant increases. The doors to the renovated Library 
open twice as often as the doors to the old building. 

The Town appropriated money to keep the Library open Saturdays during 
the summer. Saturday proved to be the second busiest day of the week and all 
measures of use increased over the summer months of previous years. 

There are also subjective measures. Formerly, parents and toddlers fled the 
Children's Room before the after-school crowd arrived. The Children's Room was 
too small for these groups to co-exist peacefully. Now, the Toddler Area is occu- 
pied all afternoon and into the evening. This population uses the Library at 
their convenience. 

The public computers are used intensively by patrons whose work keeps 
them at their workstations through the dinner hour, formerly a very slow time 
for the Library. One wonders how these people accomplished their tasks before 
the equipment was available. 

Adult students use Wakefield's Living Room as one might use a personal 
study — they conduct research on the computers, print out information, move to 
the fireside chairs to read, lay out their findings on the tables, move back to the 
computers to write. 

Small groups re-arrange furniture to suit their needs. People act like they 
own the place, which they do. 

If one wonders what kind of community Wakefield is, one would do well to 
visit the Library and covertly peer over the shoulders of townspeople investigat- 
ing subjects of interest to them. The array of intellectual curiosity is dazzling. 

Respectfully submitted, 

SHARON A. GILLEY 
Library Director 

YOUTH SERVICES 

1998 was an exciting year for the Beebe Library's Youth Room! The move 
back to the beautifully renovated and expanded Main Street building was a fab- 
ulous success. Even though the staff continued to provide children's activities at 
the YMCA during the transitional weeks, the use of our "new" space was an 
event to look forward to. The Dedication Day programs were the first to utilize 
and highlight the building. Mallory Bagwell, mime extraordinaire, performed all 
afternoon for families attending the festivities. 

Storytimes, craft tables, and all of the year's activities were made much 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 73 

more fun with the addition of the new Program Room and Lecture Hall. The 
staff expanded programs with the expectation of greater demand and the oppor- 
tunity to lure new readers and users to the facility. The Talent Show, Bubble- 
mania, and Nature & Nurture's visiting reptiles were presented smoothly 
because of the new, larger spaces. The year's programming statistics are phe- 
nomenal! The Youth Room provided a total of 342 different programs serving 
9,257 children and their families. These programs included storytimes, craft 
programs, school tours to the Library, librarian tours to schools, book swaps, 
pancake breakfasts, babysitting workshops, and music programs. There were 
many special events such as the Haunted Halloween, and the Kidstock Creative 
Theater Education Center's plays. 

The new Program Room was in use constantly. Storytimes were held in the 
mornings and early afternoons and students used it for the "Homework Center" 
after school and in the evenings. There were tutors available in the Homework 
Center two days each week to help students with homework questions. The Pro- 
gram Room has been filled with babies, toddlers, and schoobaged children 
enjoying a space all of their own. 

The summer reading program used the statewide theme of "Unlock the 
Mystery ... Read!" Over 200 children signed up for the program on the first day. 
Last summer the Youth Room hosted over 60 special programs for the enjoy- 
ment of 2,243 children. Each week boasted a different theme and the programs 
within the week revolved around that theme. Cops and Robbers week featured a 
visit from Detective Richard Cass of the Wakefield Police Department, a "make 
your own detective kit" craft, and the Murder Mystery Night. Many family ori- 
ented programs were held including Family Movie Night, Game and Pizza 
Night, crafts and a visit from storyteller Alicia Quintano. 

Increased cooperation with the public school system enriched both institu- 
tions. Many teachers contacted the Youth Room to provide information about 
upcoming school assignments so that materials could be made available to help 
students. Two Children's Librarians attended teacher orientation sessions at 
the schools to promote Library services and make personal contact with teach- 
ers. School librarians made several calls to ask for bibliographies and tours for 
students. There were meetings with specific teachers to discuss their curricula 
and how the Youth Room can support school projects. Children's Librarians con- 
tinue to visit the schools to confer with staff and interact with students. 

The huge increase in the technology available in the Youth Room presented 
opportunities for both staff and public education about computers and the Inter- 
net. For the first time, the Library has offered Internet training classes for chil- 
dren and parents. Gerry Pothier, a new part-time Children's Librarian, has 
implemented these Internet training sessions. These classes are held at the 
request of parents and their children on a weekly basis and cover the basics of 
keyboard/mouse manipulation, using the browser, online safety and evaluating 
web pages. The content is tailored to the individual needs of the children who 
are attending. Each day after school, students use the Internet to research 
homework topics, play games, and communicate. Librarians are present to help 
them with any type of question that they may have from finding a certain web 
site to word processing inquiries. 

The collections continue to improve and expand. As the community utilizes 
the new building, the staff has the opportunity to evaluate how well the collec- 
tion is laid out. Some fine-tuning has already taken place in order to maximize 



74 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



and best use the new space available. The children's room has added new CD- 
ROMs and improved the collection, and all of the CD-ROMs continue to circu- 
late very well. The board book collection has received a much-needed boost and 
the reference collection has been updated. 

The Young Adult's area has been heavily used as well. This new space was 
created to allow the older students a special place to sit and do homework or 
relax on cushions and talk. Tiffany Grossman, the Young Adults' Librarian, has 
made great strides in working with the middle school population. The YA\YA 
club, which was begun last year, has grown enormously and now meets every 
other week instead of once a month. The members created this year's annual 
Haunted Halloween and hosted the summer's highly acclaimed Talent Show. 
They also make art projects and learn more about topics that are being taught 
in school. 

Looking back over this year, the Youth Room is proud to have offered a 
wide range of activities for children and their parents. The response from the 
community has been fantastic. The new building is a smashing success and the 
public has responded well to the space, the technology, and the services. 

Respectfully submitted, 

KIMBERLIE BAKER 
Head of Youth Services 

READERS AND INFORMATION SERVICES 

The big news this^ear was obviously the dramatic change in the Library 
building. The new reference area is substantially increased in size, with 850 feet 
of shelving for reference books. Generous donations from many local citizens, 
businesses, and groups provided beautiful cherry study carrels, tables, and com- 
fortable chairs, significantly increasing the availability of study space and seat- 
ing for researchers. 

Along with the increase in size came a huge increase in patronage. Refer- 
ence transactions this year were the highest in history. Patrons asked 13,750 
basic or directional questions, and 18,900 more in-depth research questions, for 
a total of 32,650 questions overall. This represents a 17% increase over 1997, all 
the more impressive since the Library was closed for seven weeks for the move 
back to the renovated building. When the move is taken into account, there 
appears to be a 36% increase in average weekly transactions over last year. 
Interlibrary loans also hit their highest point. The Library borrowed 3,656 items 
for Wakefield patrons in 1998 from as near as the adjacent towns and as far as 
Colorado. The number of books loaned to other libraries was 3,893, also a new 
high. 

In addition to opening the new building, the Library also inaugurated its 
Internet web site in March. Several staff members from the Reference and 
Youth services departments collaborated on this project. The site, which is host- 
ed by the NOBLE network, can be found at www.noblenet.org/wakefield. It 
includes information on the Library's collections, services, programs and poli- 
cies, as well as book lists and links to other sites with information about the 
Town. A news and events page keeps people up to date on upcoming activities, 
and includes an archive of current and past Library news columns. A special 
section covers the Library's history, the Beebe family, and the recent renovation 
project and fundraising efforts. Sprinkled throughout the site are many photos 
of the Library building and recent programs. 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 75 



The renovation project promised and delivered a v'?st increase in Library 
technology. There are now a total of 39 public computers and terminals through- 
out the building - 22 in the adult areas and 17 in the Youth Room. These work- 
stations offer access to more than twenty programs in addition to the online cat- 
alog. The most popular program by far is the Internet, which allows patrons to 
search the world for research material, hunt for job leads, pursue hobbies, or e- 
mail family and friends. The second most popular program is Microsoft Office, 
which gives patrons the capability to do word processing, spreadsheets, databas- 
es, and business presentations. All public PCs are connected to high speed laser 
printers from which users can print at no charge, and many of the programs 
also allow information to be downloaded to a floppy disk. Other programs 
include databases of telephone listings, street maps, online encyclopedias, poet- 
ry and quotations databases, business and corporate information, Massachu- 
setts legal information, college and career data, and three full text magazine 
indexes. 

There are three new programs of particular note: through funding from the 
Northeast Massachusetts Regional Library System, Wakefield now has access to 
DIALOG, a collection of almost 300 online research databases in a variety of 
fields, including national and international news wire services and the full text 
of many major newspapers. Also funded by the Region is SIRS Researcher, a full 
text periodical index that provides collections of articles targeted at the kinds of 
social issues that students often need for research projects. Discover, an interac- 
tive multimedia career and college database, has been generously funded by the 
Wakefield Rotary Club, a local service organization of professional business men 
and women. For adults or students, whether looking for a first job or changing 
careers, Discover helps identify suitable careers based on a user's interests and 
abilities, and assists in the job search with sample resumes, cover letters, and 
job interviews. The program also includes information on colleges and financial 
aid, military careers, and internships. Since reopening in March, the Library's 
public computers have been used an average of nearly 1,900 hours each month. 
The Internet alone was accessed 42,473 times this year and the word processing 
program was used 7,535 times. 

Two of the most popular research databases, the full text periodicals indexes 
SearchBank and EBSCO, are now also accessible from home or office via an Inter- 
net connection for anyone with a valid Library card number. EBSCO is available 
by going to the Internet address http^www.noblenet.org and SearchBank is 
available at httpy/www.searchbank.com/searchbank/mlin_n_remote. 
Through the purchasing power of groups of cooperating libraries, researchers can 
have free access to expensive online databases such as these simply by signing up 
for a Library card. 

Rapidly increasing technology has also spawned a huge need for training, 
as people feel overwhelmed by all the new skills they need to know. The 
Library's technology tutorials were well attended this year, with 210 people par- 
ticipating in 80 sessions offered in 1998. Training sessions cover either basic 
Internet skills, an introduction to the online catalog and magazine databases, or 
using the Internet to enhance a job search. 

The Reference Department also sponsors two book discussion groups. The 
Greenwood Book Group met 14 times this year, with around twelve attendees 
per session. 

The new Wednesday Night Book Group, which started this spring, met sev- 



76 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



en times this year, averaging eleven attendees per session. 

The Reference Department continues to offer homebound delivery service 
to those residents who are physically unable to come to the Library. The pro- 
gram currently serves fourteen patrons, and 66 deliveries were made in 1998 
with the generous assistance of 10 volunteer drivers from the community. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JEFFREY M. KLAPES 
Readers' and Information 
Services Coordinator 

ADULT LITERACY PROGRAM 

The Adult Literacy Workshop program provided services to forty-four 
learners during 1998. Forty of them were learners of English- as -a- Second Lan- 
guage, representing 15 countries and 12 primary languages from around the 
world. The remaining students were native-born English speakers practicing 
reading, writing, and math skills. 

The tutor-learner pairs of the Adult Literacy Workshop continued meeting 
at the Paulson Library of the Galvin Middle School until the Main Street Beebe 
Library building reopened in March. Both learners and tutors are very grateful 
to the School Department and neighboring libraries for providing study space 
during the renovation of the Main Street Beebe Library. Some tutor-learner 
pairs meet at the tutors' homes, or business locations. 

A few English-as-a-Second Language learners are studying with their 
tutors in small groups, two to four learners with an experienced tutor. The cur- 
rent small groups were organized at the requests of the tutors and learners. 

As of December 31, 1998, the waiting list included at least 50 learners. 
Potential tutors do continue to volunteer; the challenge is to find private study 
space where learners do not feel exposed, and where tutors and learners do not 
disturb Library patrons. Anyone interested in the Adult Literacy Workshop can 
call the Library (246-6334) for information. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JODY SHERMAN 

Literacy Program Coordinator 



TECHNICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT 

In March of 1998, the Library held the grand re-opening of the newly reno- 
vated Library. Leading up to opening day were months of planning and prepara- 
tion by all staff. For the Technical Services department, the work included plan- 
ning the installation of a new local area network of computers. Working with 
network professionals, staff, and the Building Committee, the Head of Technical 
Services assessed the hardware and software needs of the network. Existing 
hardware was upgraded. All the Library's existing computers were upgraded to 
Windows95. The department procured the services of network consultants to 
install the network. New hardware was also procured. With the addition of new 
computers in a networked environment, licensing issues for software were 
addressed. Existing CD ROM programs were upgraded to their network ver- 
sions along with licensing adjustments. The telecommunications closet, intend- 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 77 



ed to house all the network equipment plus the Library's phone system was 
designed and redesigned. Security programs to protect the operating systems of 
the network were re-evaluated and additional licensing purchased. Hardware 
security was also purchased to physically secure the monitors and CPUs to the 
study carrels where they would be placed. Working with the network consul- 
tants, Technical Services staff and other staff worked together to format the 
new computers to present a consistent interface for adult and youth Library 
users. The network equipment was installed in the telecommunications closet. 
Finally, all computers, printers, and terminals were deployed to their new loca- 
tions in the Library. 

After the dust settled, twenty-four computers and four high-speed network 
printers were available offering full access to all of the Library's electronic 
resources. Thirteen additional computers and terminals offered exclusive access 
to the Library's online catalog. In the Youth Room-4 seven computers also 
offered thirty-five CD-ROM games. The Readers' and Information Services 
report details the specific electronic applications that the Library now offers. 

In the months following the Library's opening, the department has con- 
tinued to upgrade the network so that it functions at maximum efficiency for 
both Library users and staff. New programs are installed, upgrades to existing 
programs added, network and security programs enhanced. CD-ROM sub- 
scriptions are upgraded on a periodic basis. The need to troubleshoot software 
and hardware increased for both Technical Services staff and public services 
staff. In short, the work of maintaining a computer network is ongoing and 
intensive. 

In another area of computer planning, the department is in the process of 
preparing for Year 2000. Older generation computers have been tested for Year 
2000 compliance, and have been found to be compliant. The department will be 
contacting the manufacturers of all Library-owned software to ensure that the 
current versions of the software are also Year 2000 compliant. Upgrades to the 
software will be acquired when necessary. 

In addition to the ongoing work of processing and inputting new materials, 
the department was challenged by the addition of new collections to the Library. 
Youth Services added several new audio-visual collections this past year, including 
music audiocassettes, books on tape, and educational CD-ROMS. The challenge 
with these new collections is the same for all Library materials, which is to present 
the material in an attractive and functional format. Technical Services is pleased 
to be able to accomplish this task, especially with the new CD-ROM collection. 

The Technical Services Department is also responsible for ordering Library 
supplies. At the beginning of each fiscal year, the department determines what 
supplies have been ordered in the past year, and what the price increases have 
been. In an attempt to streamline this process, the department has implement- 
ed a new tracking system that will provide more information about the frequen- 
cy of ordering supplies and current pricing. 

The department is also responsible for facilitating the gift magazine pro- 
gram. This year, as in previous years, Wakefield citizens and community organi- 
zations gave generously to the Library to provide nearly $800 worth of magazine 
subscriptions. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REBECCA ROHR 

Head of Technical Services 



78 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



REPORT OF THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 

"Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success." 

— Henry Ford 

The Library at Lakeside closed Saturday, January 24th. The renovated 
Library was dedicated on Sunday, March 15, 1998 and the Library opened for 
business the next day. At Lakeside, patrons were encouraged to borrow sufficient 
Library materials to cover the closed period. Library staff worked diligently sort- 
ing and packing for the return move. Before renovation, the Library had a maze of 
equipment rooms on the Lower Level. The new Library recovered these spaces for 
public use, resulting in a more efficient use of the building. Two years of staff 
planning developed a "place for everything and everything in its place" mentality. 
Each office and service desk area was furnished from a plan, so unpacking went 
smoothly. The most complicated task involved integrating the books in storage 
with the books moved from the Library at Lakeside. Staff members had measured 
the collection and perfected shelf plans to accommodate the integration. Volun- 
teers worked with staff members to fill the shelves and keep the books in order. 

As opening day drew closer, staff worked feverishly to put the house in order. 
Additional volunteers were recruited to vacuum plaster dust and clear packing 
debris. Staff and Trustees planned Dedication Day and opening week activities, 
perfected the Library's web page, and designed brochures and flyers. Recogniz- 
ing the extra effort required of the staff, the Friends of Beebe Library arranged 
a thank-you luncheon served by the Friends officers. 

The Wakefield Garden Club created thematic arrangements for the public 
rooms. The spectacular floral displays reflected the thoughtful color palette used 
throughout the renovated Library. Garden Club members Evelyn Ring and Bar- 
bara Carino coordinated these efforts. The Garden Club continues to provide 
arrangements for the Circulation Desk. 

Library staff member Marianne Snow coordinated the entertainment for 
Donors Night and Dedication Day. Ms. Snow and Donna Loews, another staff 
member, designed and produced the thank you quilt given to The Savings Bank. 
The quilt has pockets to hold notes from the public thanking the bank for donat- 
ing the space for the Library at Lakeside. All staff were present on Sunday for 
the Dedication ceremony. The public demonstrated their approval of the reno- 
vated space by their attendance and warm compliments. 

Staffing patterns have been adjusted to accommodate the increased activity. 
Charlotte Wood and Carmel Chisholm were hired to replace Nancy Hoop and 
Laura Hyson, both of whom resigned during the year. Geraldine Pothier was 
hired for additional hours in the Youth Room. For the first time, the Library 
was open on Saturdays during the summer. Certainly, the air-conditioning was 
a draw but so were computer access, Internet classes, children's programs, and 
vacation reading displays. 

The new logo featuring a beehive is a fitting symbol for the renovated 
Library. The 'bee' symbol comes from the Beebe family's coat of arms, but the 
idea of the Library as a "beehive" of activity illustrates the central role the 
Library plays in Wakefield. Planning made the building work, but staff activity 
accounts for the "buzz" of activities. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLOTTE THOMPSON 
Assistant Director and 
Head of Public Services 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 



79 



Note: Beebe Library was closed seven weeks in 1998 while it relocated from 
temporary quarters to the renovated Main St. building. 



LIBRARY STATISTICS 



Resources 



Hardback Volumes 


91,125 


Paperback Volumes 


10,931 


Periodical Titles 


213 


Cassettes 


930 


Compact Discs 


669 


Videocassettes 


1,780 


Media Kits and Filmstrips 


74 


Microfilm Reels 


1,896 


Museum Memberships 


10 


Software 


172 


Circulation 




Books 


169,912 


Periodicals 


5,840 


Pamphlets/Maps 


65 


Media 


23,153 


Museum Passes 


862 


Undefined 


477 


Total Circulation 


200,309 


Reference 




Directional Questions 


13,750 


Reference Questions 


18,900 


Total 


32,650 


Interlibrary to Wakefield 


3,724 


Interlibrary from Wakefield 


3,842 


Program Participation 




Adult Services 




Book Discussions 


21 


Book Discussion Participants 


245 


Staff Lectures to Organizations 


7 


Online Catalog and Internet Tutorials 


80 


Tutorial Participants 


210 


Children's Services 




Story Hours 


252 


Story Hour Participants 


4,980 


Children's Programs 


79 


Children's Program Participants 


2,034 


Summer Reading Program Registrations 


; 532 


Summer Programs 


60 


Summer Program Participants 


2,243 


Class Visits to the Library 


43 



80 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Classes Visited by Librarians 


31 


Online Catalog and Internet Tutorials 


15 


Tutorial Participants 


54 


Volunteers 




Home Bound Deliveries 


66 


Home Delivery Volunteers 


10 


Adult Literacy Workshop Volunteers 


45 


Book Sale Volunteers 


60 


General Library Volunteers 


304 





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Report of 

MUNICIPAL GAS AND LIGHT DEPARTMENT 



82 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of the Wakefield Municipal 
Gas and Light Department 

To The Citizens of the Town of Wakefield 

Our one hundred fourth Annual Report of the Municipal Gas and Light 
Department covers the fiscal period July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998. 

The total electric sales of the Department were approximately the same as 
the previous fiscal year. This was due in part to a reduction in the sales to the 
commercial and industrial customers. The Department continues to explore the 
possible use of fiber cable and the communications industry. The Department is 
now operating a fiberoptic communications cable connecting the North Avenue 
Garage, the Town Hall, the Fire and Police Departments, McGrail Station, 
Memorial High School and Beebe Station on Farm Street. The new cable has 
made it possible for the Town to save the monthly expense of a communications 
line that was being used between the Town Hall and the School Department. The 
Department is continuing to upgrade its distribution system to assure reliable 
service well into the next century. 

The gas sales of the Department again decreased due to the warmer than nor- 
mal weather. The Department continues to have small increases in the number 
of gas heat customers. The Department is continuing its process of exploring the 
possibility of installing a connection with the TENNECO gas transmission line. 
We have installed approximately 60% of an 8-inch plastic pipe subtransmission 
loop that will be used for gas distribution when the Department completes the 
connection to the transmission line. If we are successful in obtaining the connec- 
tion, the Department should be able to save approximately $400,000 in purchase 
gas expense that will flow through to our customers. In order to increase the reli- 
ability of gas supply to its customers, the Department is continuing its program 
of replacing gas mains where needed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WAKEFIELD MUNICIPAL GAS 
AND LIGHT DEPARTMENT 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 83 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 
MUNICIPAL GAS AND LIGHT DEPARTMENT 

BALANCE SHEETS 
JUNE 30, 1998 AND 1997 



1998 1997 



ASSETS 
Utility plant, at cost: 

Electric $14,783,710 $14,440,074 

Gas 5,353,231 5,031,766 

Common 1,160,655 1,273,319 

Less accumulated depreciation 
Net utility plant in service 

Special funds 

Self-insurance fund 
Depreciation fund 
Construction fund 

Total special funds 

Current assets: 

Cash — operating fund 

Restricted cash 

Customer accounts receivable, less 

allowance for doubtful accounts of 

$145,000 in 1998 and 1997 
Unbilled revenues 
Deferred gas/fuel costs 
Materials and supplies, at average cost 
Prepaid expenses 

Total current assets 

Deferred debits 



CAPITALIZATION AND LIABILITIES 

Capitalization: 

Retained earnings: 

Appropriated $ 2,089,340 $ 2,077,402 

Unappropriated 7,049,935 6,640,489 

Total capitalization 9,139,275 8,717,891 



21,297,596 


20,745,159 


17,222,525 


16,495,548 


4,075,071 


4,249,611 


224,407 


212,469 


455,875 


395,612 


534,936 


534,935 


1,215,218 


1,143,016 


1,343,016 


2,149,833 


3,470,256 


1,591,450 


2,107,210 


2,136,305 


719,998 


850,356 


9,701 


231,681 


505,261 


409,338 


134,994 


29,722 


8,290,436 


7,398,685 


26,161 


150,804 


$13,606,886 


$12,942,116 



o o 



Current liabilities: 

Deferred gas/fuel costs 

Customer deposits 694,089 698,786 

Accrued expenses and accounts payable 3,773,522 3,525, 

Total current liabilities 4,467,611 _4,224,225 

Commitments and contingencies $ 13,606,886 $12J^n6 



84 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



MUNICIPAL GAS AND LIGHT DEPARTMENT 

Statements of Cash Flows 
Years ended June 30, 1998 and 1998 



Cash flows from operating activities: 
Net income 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to 
net cash provided by operating activities: 
Depreciation 

Loss on disposal of utility plant 
Transfers from other funds 
Changes in assets and liabilities: 
Special funds 
Restricted cash 
Customer accounts receivable 
Unbilled revenues 
Deferred gas/fuel cost 
Materials and supplies 
Prepaid expenses 
Customer deposits 

Accrued expenses and accounts payable 

Net cash provided by operating 
activities 

Cash flows from investing activities: 
Additions to utility plant 
(Increase) decrease deferred debits 

Net cash used for investing 
activities 

Net increase in cash — operating fund 
Cash — operating fund at beginning of year 

Cash — operating fund at end of year 

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow 
information: 

Cash paid during the year for: 

Interest $ 41,565 $ 39,810 



1998 


1997 


$ 421,384 


($ 211,017) 


1,019,445 


988,929 


13,243 


17,885 








(72,202) 


(67,177) 


(1,878,806) 


(73,687) 


29,095 


370,357 


130,358 


(53,524) 


221,980 


(446,785) 


(95,923) 


24,108 


(105,272) 


72,952 


(4,697) 


64,937 


248,083 


1,281,493 


(73,312) 


1,968,471 


(858,148) 


(1,041,025) 


124,643 


(146,942) 


(733,505) 


(1,187,967) 


(806,817) 


780,504 


2,149,833 


1,369,329 


$1,343,016 


$2,149,833 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 85 



MUNICIPAL GAS AND LIGHT DEPARTMENT 

Statements of Operations and Retained Earnings 
Years ended June 30, 1998 and 1997 



Operating revenues: 


1998 


1997 


Electric 


$17,745,385 


$17,494,968 


Gas 


4,556,269 


3,951,454 


Total operating revenues 


22,301,654 


21,446,422 


Operating expenses: 






Operation: 






Purchased power 


13,218,666 


13,474,809 


Gas purchased 


2,727,432 


2,351,369 


Distribution expense 


1,215,595 


1,214,153 


General and administrative 


1,882,649 


1,989,575 


Other 


540,917 


556,086 


Maintenance 


797,881 


736,424 


Depreciation 


1,019,445 


988,929 


Payment in lieu of taxes 


562,000 


531,676 


Total operating expenses 


21,964,585 


21,843,021 


Operating Income (loss) 


337,069 


(396,599 

) 
225,392 


Other income 


125,880 


Income before interest expense 


462,949 


(171,207 
) 
39,810 


Interest expense 


41,565 


Net income 


421,384 


(211,017 

) 
8,928,908 


Retained earnings at beginning of year 


8,717,891 


Retained earnings at end of year 


$ 9,139,275 


$ 8,717,891 




SO) 

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Vital Statistics 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 

Town Meetings 

Voting Results 

Births, Marriages, Deaths 



and Report of 
TOWN TREASURER 



88 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
ATTENDANCE 







MONDAY, 


MAY 4, 1998 










1ST SESSION 






Precincts 


7:30 


8:00 


9:00 


10:00 


10:30 


1 


10 


18 


21 


21 


21 


2 


13 


19 


20 


20 


20 


3 


14 


27 


32 


33 


33 


4 


11 


22 


29 


38 


38 


5 


11 


18 


25 


28 


29 


6 


35 


45 


61 


62 


62 


7 


15 


23 


28 


29 


30 



109 



172 



216 



231 



233 



THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1998 
2ND SESSION 



Precincts 


7:30 


8:00 


9:00 


10:00 


11:00 


1 


10 


19 


29 


30 


30 


2 


7 


14 


15 


16 


16 


3 


8 


14 


19 


20 


20 


4 


12 


19 


22 


22 


23 


5 


6 


11 


13 


15 


15 


6 


22 


38 


55 


57 


57 


7 


13 


16 


23 


25 


25 



78 



131 



176 



185 



186 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 89 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
MAY 4, 1998 
1st SESSION 



With 109 in attendance, Moderator Mario L. Simeola called the meeting to 
order at 7:30 p.m. in the Galvin Middle School Auditorium. Finance Committee 
Chairman Philip McCarty's motion that the reading of the warrant with the 
exception of the constable's return be dispensed with was seconded and voted. 
The moderator read the constable's return. 

Visitors and non-registered voters were individually introduced and asked 
to stand as their names were called, tellers were selected and duly sworn by the 
town clerk and the moderator outlined the general bylaws governing Town Meet- 
ing. 

Mr. Simeola paid special tribute to the following individuals who gave of 
themselves to town, church and family: Loren B. Sjostrom, Jeanne A. Moccia, 
Bart Barry, and Natalie M. Stoddard. 



ARTICLE 1 
To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to enter into an 
agreement with the Town of Stoneham for the purpose of sharing the costs and 
services of an Animal Inspector, pursuant to G.L. c 40 Sec 4A, or to see what the 
Town will do about it. 

Board of Selectmen 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town vote to authorize the Selectmen to enter into an 
agreement with the Town of Stoneham for the purpose of sharing the services of 
an animal inspector pursuant to G.L. c.40, Sec4A, such agreement to have a 
term not to exceed three years, and that the Town fund such agreement from 
the personal services and contractual services accounts of the Animal Inspector. 

ARTICLE 2 
To determine how much money the Town will raise and appropriate for Gen- 
eral Government, Protection of Persons and Property, Human Services, Public 
Works, Public Service Enterprises, Education, Unclassified, Benefits & Admin- 
istration, Interest and Maturing Debt and Light Department, specifying what 
appropriation shall be taken from the receipts of a department. 

Board of Selectmen 

That the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sums of money as detailed 
in the following recommendations for the fiscal year July 1, 1998 to June 30, 
1999 the grand total amounting to $45,084,783.00. 

The Finance Committee's motion will provide for the breakdown of this 
amount and the sources thereof in the various classifications as described m the 
Finance Committee Report. 



90 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Unanimously Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate the sum of 
$1,377,103.00 for General Government, and to provide therefor that the sum of 
$780.00 be appropriated by transfer from the Wetlands Protection Act Filing 
Fees Account to the Conservation Commission Contractual Services Account, 
and that the sum of $1,376,323.00 be raised and appropriated from Tax Levy as 
follows: 



Selectmen: 

Personal Services 
Contractual Services 
Materials & Supplies 

Accounting: 

Personal Services 
Contractual Services 
Materials & Supplies 
Sundry Charges 
Capital Outlay 

Data Processing: 

Personal Services 
Contractual Services 
Materials & Supplies 

Treasurer's: 

Salary of Treasurer 
Personal Services 
Contractual Services 
Materials & Supplies 
Sundry Charges 
Tax Titles 
Bank Charges 

Legal: 

Personal Services 
Contractual Services 
Materials & Supplies 
Sundry Charges 

Legal Damages: 

Collector's: 

Salary of the Collector 
Personal Services 
Contractual Services 
Materials & Supplies 
Sundry Charges 
Capital Outlay 



126,762.00 

23,100.00 

450.00 



190,276.00 

67,395.00 

2,430.00 

160.00 

15,000.00 



51,554.00 

32,050.00 

1,330.00 



35,048.00 

60,876.00 

6,000.00 

650.00 

290.00 

7,000.00 

40,000.00 



52,780.00 

50,500.00 

2,300.00 

100.00 



38,922.00 
64,834.00 
25,990.00 
1,150.00 
70.00 
13,000.00 



150,312.00 



275,261.00 



84,934.00 



149,864.00 



105,680.00 
6,560.00 



143,966.00 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 91 



Assessors: 






Personal Services 


137,916.00 




Contractual Services 


23,250.00 




Materials & Supplies 


1,400.00 




Sundry Charges 


500.00 


163,066.00 


Town Clerk: 






Salary of Town Clerk 


44,304.00 




Personal Services 


52,812.00 




Contractual Services 


14,000.00 




Materials & Supplies 


1,150.00 




Sundry Charges 


75.00 




Capital Outlay 


52,200.00 


164,541.00 


Election & Registration: 






Personal Services 


21,900.00 




Contractual Services 


14,300.00 




Materials & Supplies 


475.00 


36,675.00 


Election Expense: 






Personal Services 


20,462.00 




Contractual Services 


18,300.00 


38,762.00 


Finance Committee: 






Personal Services 


9,804.00 




Contractual Services 


3,200.00 




Materials & Supplies 


1,000.00 




Sundry Charges 


2,500.00 


16,504.00 


Conservation Commission: 






Contractual Services 


8,600.00 




Materials & Supplies 


100.00 




Sundry Charges 


245.00 




LESS: Wetland Filing Fees 


- 780.00 


8,165.00 


Planning Board: 






Personal Services 


8,668.00 




Contractual Services 


3,745.00 




Materials & Supplies 


100.00 




Sundry Charges 


120.00 


12,633.00 


Board of Appeals: 

Contractual Services 




19,400.00 



92 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



PROTECTION OF PERSONS & PROPERTY 

On motion by Finance Committee 

(Unanimously) Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from Tax 
Levy the sum of $5,661,420.00 for Protection of Persons & Property as follows: 



Police: 

Personal Services 
Contractual Services 
Materials & Supplies 
Sundry Charges 
Capital Outlay 



2,578,618.00 

81,264.00 

93,433.00 

4,100.00 

73,895.00 



T?1Yȣ>- 




2,831,310.00 


r ire. 

Personal Services 


2,339,937.00 




Contractual Services 


42,100.00 




Materials & Supplies 


62,855.00 




Sundry Charges 


600.00 




Capital Outlay 


46,845.00 


2,491,626.00 


Fire Alarm, Police Signals & Traffic Lights: 




30,000.00 


Emergency Management: 






Contractual Services + 


760.00 




Materials & Supplies 


2,240.00 


3,000.00 


Building: 






Personal Services 


113,880.24 




Contractual Services 


6,050.00 




Materials & Supplies 


2,205.00 




Sundry Charges 


450.00 




Less: 


- 5,200.00 


117,386.00 


Sealer of Weights & Measures: 






Personal Services 


2,718.00 




Contractual Services 


300.00 




Materials & Supplies 


100.00 




Sundry Charges 


60.00 


3,178.00 


Animal Inspector: 






Personal Services 


37,190.00 




Contractual Services 


1,900.00 




Materials & Supplies 


3,805.00 




Sundry Charges 


3,000.00 


45,895.00 


Traffic Supervisors: 






Personal Services 


119,192.00 




Materials & Supplies 


5,200.00 





124,392.00 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 



93 



Parking Clerk: 

Personal Services 
Contractual Services 
Materials & Supplies 



8,928.00 

5,625.00 

80.00 



14,633.00 



HUMAN SERVICES 
On motion by Finance Committee 

(Unanimously) Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from Tax 
Levy the sum of $325,014.00 for Human Services as follows: 



Council on Aging: 

Personal Services 
Contractual Services 
Materials and Supplies 

Health: 

Personal Services 
Contractual Services 
Materials & Supplies 
Sundry Charges 

Recreation: 

Personal Services 
Contractual Services 
Materials and Supplies 
Capital Outlay 



Veterans': 

Personal Services 
Recipients 

Contractual Services 
Materials and Supplies 
Sundry Charges 



103,254.00 

3,800.00 

3,525.000 





110,579.00 


63,620.00 




16,949.00 




3,250.00 




400.00 






84,219.00 


33,547.00 




7,314.00 




16,375.00 




27,700.00 






84,936.00 


9,000.00 




35,000.00 




1,005.00 




265.00 




10.00 





45,280.00 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 

On motion by Finance Committee 

(Unanimously) Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate the sum of 
$2,925,935.00 for Public Works and to provide therefor: 

The sum of $77,438.00 be appropriated by transfer to the Public Works 
Personal Services Account from the following accounts: Perpetual Care 
Income $57,369.00; Park Trust Fund Available $160.00; Sale of Lots Fund 
$19,909.00; and the sum of $2,848,497.00 be raised and appropriated from 
Tax Levy as follows: 



94 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Public Works Department: 

Personal Services 1.578,007.00 

Contractual Services 349,040.00 

Materials & Supplies 273,650.00 

Sundry Charges 1,300.00 

Capital Outlay 441,500.00 

Snow and Ice 205,000.00 



2,848,497.00 



PUBLIC WORKS ENTERPRISE DEPARTMENTS 

On motion by Finance Committee 

(Unanimously) Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate the sum of 
$6,572,834.00 for Public Works Enterprise Departments; and to provide therefor: 

The sum of $1,970,657.00 be appropriated by transfer from the Water Sur- 
plus Revenue Account to the various Water Division Budget Accounts listed in 
the Finance Committee Recommendation Book; 

The sum of $4,602,177.00 be appropriated by transfer from the Sewer Sur- 
plus Revenue Account to the various Sewer Division Budget Accounts listed in 
the Finance Committee Recommendation Book: 

Public Works Enterprise Departments 
Water Division: 

Personal Services 496,329.00 

Contractual Services 199,900.00 

Materials & Supplies 134,650.00 

Sundry Charges 1,000.00 

Professional Medical Services 100.00 

Contributory Retirement Pension 79,191.00 

Group Insurance 86,700.00 

Workers' Compensation Insurance 3,500.00 

General Insurance 13,500.00 

MWRA Water Assessment 849,237.00 

Tax Collector (P.S.) 9,000.00 

Medicare 5,000.00 

Capital Outlay 43,000.00 

Maturing Debt 49,550.00 



1,970,657.00 



Sewer Division: 

Personal Services 397,450.00 

Contractual Services 119,400.00 

Materials & Supplies 36,700.00 

Sundry Charges 250.00 

MWRA Sewer Assessment 3,708,531 .00 

Workers' Compensation Insurance 3,500.00 

General Insurance 7,500.00 

Professional Medical Services 100.00 

Contributory Retirement Pension 79,191.00 

Group Insurance 56,061.00 

Tax CoUector (P.S.) 9,000.00 

Capital Outlay 53,000.00 

Medicare 4,000.00 

Maturing Debt 127,494.00 



4,602,177.00 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 



95 



EDUCATION 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $21,300,222.00 for 
Education, and to provide therefor: 

The sum of $20,296.00 be appropriated by transfer to the Library Materials 
& Supplies Account from the Library Trust Fund Income available; 

And the sum of $21,279,926.00 be raised and appropriated from Tax Levy 
as follows: 
Education 
School Department: 

Personal Services 

Contractual Services 

Materials & Supplies 

Sundry Charges 

Capital Outlay 

Library Department: 
Personal Services 
Contractual Services 
Materials & Supplies 
Capital Outlay 
LESS: 

827,782.00 



16,364,702.00 

1,074,202.00 

2,176,292.00 

72,610.00 

530,000.00 



611,493.00 

113,775.00 

116,210.00 

6,600.00 

- 20,296.00 



20,217,806.00 



Northeast Met. Reg. Voc. School: 



234,338.00 



Totals from Tax Levy 
Totals from Available Funds 
Totals for Education 



21,279,926.00 

20,296.00 

21,300,222.00 



UNCLASSIFIED 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $799,220,000 from 
Tax Levy as follows: 

Unclassified: 

Street Lights 100,000.00 

Miscellaneous 10,870.00 

Historical Commission 550.00 

General Insurance 232,800.00 

Unemployment Insurance 85,000.00 

Reserve Fund 200,000.00 

Medicare 170,000.00 

799,220.00 



96 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



BENEFITS & ADMINISTRATION 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the sum of $5,710,763.00 be raised and appropriated from Tax 
Levy for Benefits & Administration as follows: 

Retirement System: 

Pension Accumulation Fund 2,085,372.00 

Non-Contributory Pension Fund 132,272.00 

Assessments, Non- Contributory 1,032.00 

2,218,676.00 

Contributory Group Health, Accident & Life Insurance 
Town Appropriation 3,234,561.00 

Personal Services 62,226.00 

Workers' Compensation 189,000.00 

Professional Medical 6,300.00 



3,492,087.00 



INTEREST & MATURING DEBT 



5,710,763.00 



On motion by Finance Committee 

(Unanimously) Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from Tax 
Levy the sum of $412,272^00 for Interest & Maturing Debt as follows: 

Interest Debt 76,000.00 

Principal Debt 336,272.00 

412,272.00 

LIGHT DEPARTMENT 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town transfer the sum of $66,563.92 from the Light Oper- 
ation Account to the Non-Contributory Veterans' Pension Account; and to trans- 
fer the sum of $395,957.00 from the Light Operation Account to the Contributo- 
ry Retirement Pension Accumulation Fund Account; and to transfer the sum of 
$340,684.00 from the Light Operation Account to the Employees' Group Insur- 
ance Account and transfer the sum of $31,000.00 from the Light Operation 
Account to Workers' Compensation Insurance Account; and the balance of 
receipts of the Department from July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998 be appropriated 
for the use of the Department for other expenditures, provided, however, that if 
the income from said department shall exceed the expenses of the department 
for said period of time, the use of the excess, in whole or in part, to be deter- 
mined by the Board of Light Commissioners. 

ARTICLE 3 

To see if the Town will vote to accept Section 103 of c. 32 of the General 
Laws, as added by Chapter 17 of the Acts of 1997, An Act Relative to the Annual 
Cost of Living Adjustments for Retirees; or to see what the Town will do about 
it. 

Retirement Board 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 97 



On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town accept Section 103 of Chapter 32 of the General 
Laws as added by Chapter 17 of the Acts of 1997. 

ARTICLE 4 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money to cover 

the cost of participation of retarded children of the Town of Wakefield in the 

Summer Adventures in Learning Program sponsored by the East Middlesex 

Association for Retarded Citizens, Inc., or to see what the Town will do about it. 

East Middlesex Association for Retarded 
Citizens, Inc/Board of Health 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from tax levy the sum 
of $2,450.00 to carry out the purpose of Article 4. 

ARTICLE 5 
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money to be 
used by the East Middlesex Association for Retarded Citizens in the implemen- 
tation of its program under the provisions of Chapter 19 of the General Laws, 
said sum of money to be expended under the direction of the Board of Health, or 
to see what the Town will do about it. 

East Middlesex Association for Retarded 
Citizens, Inc/Board of Health 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from tax levy the sum of 
$8,905.00 to carry out the purpose of Article 5. 

ARTICLE 6 
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sufficient sum of 
money to provide cooperative facilities to mental outpatient clinics and for pay- 
ment for services to be rendered for such clinics, the same to be expended under 
the direction of the Board of Health, or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Board of Health 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from tax levy the sum of 
$13,000.00 to carry out the purpose of Article 6. 

ARTICLE 7 
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sufficient sum of 
money for mosquito control, such sum of money to be expended under the direc- 
tion of the Board of Health, or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Board of Health 



On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from tax levy the sum of 
$16,320.00 to carry out the purpose of Article 7. 



98 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



ARTICLE 8 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sufficient sum of 
money as its share of the Town's participation in MYSTIC VALLEY ELDER 
SERVICES INCORPORATED, and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
apply for any federal or state grants for this purpose and to execute any agree- 
ments or other documents reasonably necessary or appropriate therefor, and to 
expend same without further appropriation, or to see what the Town will do 
about it. 

Council on Aging 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from tax levy the sum of 
$5685.00 as its share of the Town's participation in Mystic Valley Elder Services 
Incorporated, and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for any federal 
or state grants for this purpose, as such grants become available and applicable, 
and to execute any agreements or other documents reasonably necessary or 
appropriate therefor, and to expend same without further appropriation. 

ARTICLE 9 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able funds $2,000.00 for the replacement of shade trees, said sum of money to be 
expended under the direction of the Board of Public Works, or to see what the 
Town will do about it. 

Trees for Wakefield 
Kris Kleeberg 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from tax levy the sum of 
$2,000.00 to carry out the purpose of Article 9. 

ARTICLE 10 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able balances, a sufficient sum of money to indemnify certain Police Officers of 
the Town of Wakefield for medical, surgical and hospitalization expenses as a 
result of injuries received by the officers in the performance of their duties, as 
provided for under Section 100, Chapter 41 of Massachusetts General Laws, in 
such amount and to such extent as may be recommended by the Board of Select- 
men, or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Board of Selectmen 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town transfer from the excess & deficiency account the 
sum of $4,246.92 to carry out the purpose of Article 10. 

ARTICLE 11 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able balances a sufficient sum of money to indemnify certain Firefighters of the 
Town of Wakefield for medical, surgical and hospitalization expenses as a result 
of injuries received by the Firefighters in the performance of their duties, as pro- 
vided for under Section 100, Chapter 41 of Massachusetts General Laws, in 



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such amount and to such extent as may be recommended by the Board of Select- 
men, or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Board of Selectmen 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town transfer from the excess & deficiency account the 
sum of $100.00 to carry out the purpose of Article 11. 

ARTICLE 12 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the 
proper observance of Memorial Day to be expended by the Board of Selectmen, 
or to see what the Town will do about it. 

VFW - Thomas Hubbard 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from tax levy the sum of 
$2,500.00 to carry out the purpose of Article 12. 

ARTICLE 13 
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the 
proper observance of Veterans' Day, to be expended by the Board of Selectmen, 
or to see what the Town will do about it. 

VFW - Thomas Hubbard 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from tax levy the sum 
of $300.00 to carry out the purpose of Article 13. 

ARTICLE 14 
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sufficient sum of 
money to pay the rental for the rental year commencing July 1, 1998 to June 30, 
1999 to Wakefield Building Trust for land occupied as a parking area on Centre 
Street, or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Board of Selectmen 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from tax levy the sum of 
$3,420.00 to pay the rental for the rental year commencing July 1, 1998 to June 
30, 1999, to Wakefield Building Trust, for land occupied as a public parking 
area on Center Street. 

ARTICLE 15 
To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to obtain the 
services of a Grant Application writer and to enter into a contract or contracts 
therefor not to exceed a period of three years, and to apply for, receive and 
expend without further appropriation, any and all Grants becoming available 
thereby; and to provide therefor that the Town raise and appropriate or transfer 
from available balances a sufficient sum of money to carry out the purposes of 
this Article, or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Board of Selectmen 



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On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to obtain the ser- 
vices of a Grant Analyst and Writer and to enter into a Contract or Contracts 
therefor not to exceed a period of three years, and to apply for, receive and 
expend without further appropriation, any and all Grants becoming available 
thereby; and to provide therefor that the Town raise and appropriate from tax 
levy the sum of $9,750. 

ARTICLE 16 

To see if the Town will vote to supplement the Police, Public Works and Fire 
Department Budgets, so as to provide detail and/or overtime payment to 
employees of said departments in connection with the 1998 Fourth of July 
Parade, and to provide therefor that the Town raise and appropriate, or transfer 
from available funds a sufficient sum of money; or to see what the Town will do 
about it. 

Thomas Doren and Others 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town supplement the Fiscal 1999 Police, Fire and Public 
Works Budgets, so as to provide detail and overtime payments in connection 
with the 1998 Fourth of July Parade, and to provide therefor, that the Town 
raise and appropriate from tax levy the sum of $6,144.00 as follows: 

Police Personal Services $4,144. 

Fire Personal Services 600. 

Public Works Personal Services 1,400. 

ARTICLE 17 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able funds a sufficient sum of money to install traffic pre-emption equipment for 
emergency vehicles at certain intersections within the Town, or to see what the 
Town will do about it. 

Board of Selectmen 

On motion by Finance Committee 
Voted: Indefinite postponement 

ARTICLE 18 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Public Works to accept, 
or take by eminent domain proceedings, conveyances or easements from time to 
time, giving the Town the right to construct and maintain drains, sewers, water 
lines, retaining walls and streets and to raise and appropriate a sufficient sum of 
money to carry out the purpose of this Article, or to see what the Town will do 
about it. 

Board of Public Works 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Unanimously Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate $1.00 to carry 
out the purpose of Article 18. 



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ARTICLE 19 
TABLED TO THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1998 - SECOND SESSION 

ARTICLE 20 
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the 
collection, disposal, recycling and composting of refuse, or to see what the Town 
will do about it. 

Board of Public Works 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from tax levy the sum of 
$1,167,570.00 for the collection, disposal, recycling and composting of refuse. 

ARTICLE 21 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sufficient sum of 
money to make specific repairs on Drummer Lane, a private way in Town, in 
accordance with the provisions of Section 175-10 of the Code of the Town (for- 
merly Chapter VI, Section 17 of the General Bylaws), or to see what the Town 
will do about it. 

Board of Public Works 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from tax levy the sum of 
$15,000.00 to make specific repairs to Drummer Lane, such repairs being required 
by public necessity and convenience and that betterments be assessed therefor. 

ARTICLE 22 

To see if the Town will vote to approve the "Rules and Regulations for Forest 
Glade Cemetery'' promulgated by the Board of Public Works, a copy of which is 
on file with the Town Clerk, or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Board of Public Works 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town vote to approve the "Rules and Regulations for 
Forest Glade Cemetery" promulgated by the Board of Public Works. 

ARTICLE 23 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sufficient sum of 
money to make specific repairs and install sanitary sewer on Myrtle Terrace, a 
private way in Town, in accordance with the provisions of Section 175-10 of the 
Code of the Town (formerly Chapter VI, Section 17 of the General Bylaws) , or to 
see what the Town will do about it. 

Board of Public Works 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town transfer from the Sewer Surplus Revenue Account 
the sum of $74,000.00 to make specific repairs and install sanitary sewers on 
Myrtle Terrace, such repairs being required by public necessity and convenience 
and that betterments be assessed therefor. 



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ARTICLE 24 AND ARTICLE 25 
TABLED TO THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1998 (SECOND SESSION) 

ARTICLE 26 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sufficient sum of 
money to make specific repairs and install sanitary sewers on Bonair Avenue, a 
private way in Town, in accordance with the provisions of Section 175-10 of the 
Code of the Town of Wakefield (formerly Chapter VI, Section 17 of the General 
Bylaws), or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Board of Public Works 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town transfer from the Sewer Surplus Revenue Account 
the sum of $61,092.00 to make specific repairs and install sanitary sewers on 
Bonair Avenue, such repairs being required by public necessity and convenience 
and that betterments be assessed therefor. 

ARTICLE 27 

To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Chapter 71 of the Acts 
of 1996, which authorizes certain municipal employees creditable retirement 
service for active service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or to see 
what the Town will do about it. 

Contributory Retirement Board 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town accept the provisions of Chapter 71 of the Acts of 1996. 

ARTICLE 28 

To see if the Town will vote to accept a report from the Lucius Beebe Memori- 
al Library Building Committee as a report of progress, or to see what the Town 
will do about it. 

Library Building Committee 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town accept the Library Building Committee report as a 
report of progress. 

Report on file at the Office of the Town Clerk. 



Motion to adjourn to Thursday, May 7, 1998 at 7:30 p.m. in this hall was 
seconded and carried. Meeting adjourned at 10:35 p.m. 

A TRUE RECORD VIRGINIA M. ZINGARELLI 

ATTEST: TOWN CLERK 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 103 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

MAY 7» 1 998 

SECOND SESSION 



With 78 in attendance, the Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:30 
p.m. in the Galvin Middle School Auditorium. Finance Committee Chairman 
McCarty motioned to take Article 19 off the table. Motion seconded and voted. 



ARTICLE 19 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sufficient sum of 
money for the construction of new sidewalks, or to see what the Town will do 
about it. 

Board of Public Works 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from Tax Levy the sum of 
$57,000.00 to carry out the purpose of Article 19. 

MOTION TO TAKE ARTICLE 24 OFF THE TABLE WAS SECONDED 
AND VOTED. 

ARTICLE 24 

To see if the Town will vote a sufficient sum of money, from the Water Rev- 
enue Account, for the replacement of water mains at various locations through- 
out the Town and for the design of a water treatment plant, or to see what the 
Town will do about it. 

Board of Public Works 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the town transfer from the Water Surplus Revenue Account 
the sum of $310,000.00 for the replacement of water mains at various locations 
throughout the Town and for the design of a water treatment plant. 

MOTION TO TAKE ARTICLE 25 OFF THE TABLE WAS SECONDED 
AND VOTED. 

ARTICLE 25 
To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Public Works to apply 
for, receive and expend without further appropriation a grant from the Massa- 
chusetts Water Resources Authority to fund rehabilitation of the water system 
infrastructure and to appropriate a further sum of money to fund such program 
through the Water Revenue Account, and to determine whether to raise this 
appropriation by borrowing or otherwise, or to see what the Town will do about 
it. 

Board of Public Works 



104 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



On motion by Finance Committee 

Unanimously Voted: That the Town authorize the Board of Public Works 
to apply for, receive and expend a grant from the Massachusetts Water 
Resources Authority in the amount of $82,582.00, to be utilized in conjunction 
with the sum of $247,747.00 to be loaned to the Town by the said Massachusetts 
Water Resources Authority, without interest, for the Town's Water Infrastruc- 
ture Rehabilitation Program; and further, that the Town authorize the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to issue bonds or notes 
of the Town, to the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority, payable over five 
(5)years at no interest, and to provide therefor, the Town transfer from the 
Water Surplus Revenue Account the sum of $49,550.00 for the first payment on 
the note. 

ARTICLE 29 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able balances a sufficient sum of money to pay for the services of School Depart- 
ment employees and/or independent contractors to obtain Medicaid reimburse- 
ment for certain special education costs and expenses incurred by the Town, or 
to see what the Town will do about it. 

School Committee 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from tax levy the sum 
of $20,000.00 to carry out the purpose of Article 29. 

ARTICLE 30 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able funds, a sufficient sum of money to supplement the School Department 
Budget for the fiscal period July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998, or to see what the 
Town will do about it. 

School Committee 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town transfer from the excess & deficiency account the 
sum of $150,000.00 to carry out the purpose of Article 30. 

ARTICLE 31 
To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of G. L. C.71, 71F, con- 
cerning the acceptance and use by the School Committee of tuition payments for 
nonresident students, or to see what the Town will do about it. 

School Committee 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town accept the provisions of General Laws Chapter 71, 
Section 71F. 

ARTICLE 32 
To see if the Town will vote to accept a report from the School Building Com- 
mittee as a report of progress, or to see what the Town will do about it. 

School Building Committee 



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On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town accept the School Building Committee report as a 
report of progress. 

ARTICLE 33 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able funds a sum of money to the Stabilization Fund, or to see what the Town 
will do about it. 

Finance Committee 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from tax levy the sum of 
$550,000.00 to carry out the purpose of Article 33. 

ARTICLE 34 

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate from the Stabilization Fund a suf- 
ficient sum of money to pay principal and interest due on the Town' s outstand- 
ing indebtedness, or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Finance Committee 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Unanimously Voted: That the Town vote to appropriate the sum of 
$369,921.25 from the Stabilization Fund to carry out the purpose of Article 34. 

ARTICLE 35 
To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Assessors to use such 
sum of the balance of the operating fund of the Municipal Gas and Light 
Department as of June 30, 1998 as the Board of Light Commissioners may vote, 
in computing the tax rate for the fiscal period July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999, or 
to see what the Town will do about it. 

Municipal Light Commissioners 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town return to the Town Treasury the sum of $569,000.00 
from the balance in the Operating Fund of the Municipal Light Department as 
of June 30, 1998, and to authorize the Assessors to use said sum in computing 
the Tax Rate for the period ending June 30, 1999. The balance remaining in the 
Operating Fund as of June 30, 1998, after the transfer shall be retained in the 
Operating Fund and subject to further Town Meeting action. 

ARTICLE 36 
To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Bylaws as follows: 

1. By revising the definition of "Lot Width" in Section 190-4.B of the Code 
of the Town of Wakefield to read as follows: 

"LOT WIDTH-The shortest horizontal straight-line distance between oppo- 
site side lines of a lot measured as provided in Section 190-31.J." and 

2. By revising Section 190-31. B to read as follows: 

"Frontage requirements for all districts. Upon approval of the Planning 
Board, the required frontage for lots on curved streets where the radius of the 



106 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



arc at its degree of greatest curve is less than 100 feet, and lots on turning cir- 
cles, may be reduced by not more than 50%, provided that the lot width mea- 
sured between the points where the required minimum front setback line inter- 
sects the side lines of the lot is at least 90% of the required lot width," and 
3. By adding the following as Section 190-31.J: 

"Minimum lot width. 

(1) Except when frontage is allowed to be reduced in accordance with Sec- 
tion 190-31. B, the lot width between the points where the required minimum 
front setback line intersects the side lines of the lot shall be at least the smaller 
of the required lot frontage and 90% of the required lot width. 

(2) Over the depth of the lot between the points where the minimum front 
setback line intersects the side lines of the lot and the front of the principal struc- 
ture on the lot, the lot width shall not be less than 75% of the required lot width. 

(3) Measured through the principal structure on the lot, the lot width shall 
not be less than 100% of the required lot width.", 

or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Planning Board 

Planning Board motion to amend the zoning bylaw as written in Article 36 
did not carry. The vote was 57 Yes, 76 No (88 Yes votes needed to satisfy two- 
third majority voted). 

ARTICLE 37 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Bylaws by adding as Sec- 
tion 190-31.K the following: 

"Intersections of lot lines and streets with frontage. The purpose of this 
section is to create lots that have front yards that are not behind portions of 
adjacent lots. For a length not less than the minimum front setback, lot side 
lines and lot rear lines, as applicable, shall intersect the right-of-way of any 
street line on which the lot has the required minimum frontage, or the tangent 
thereto on a curved street line, at an angle of not less than 70 degrees. The 
Planning Board may waive the requirements of this Section 190-31.K if, in the 
Board's opinion, the proposal satisfies the purpose of this Section or when exist- 
ing parcel lines that are not being changed or abandoned do not conform.", 

or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Planning Board 

Planning Board motion to amend the zoning bylaw as written in Article 37 
with the exception that 190-31. K be changed to 190-3. J did not carry. The vote 
was 54 Yes, 60 No (76 Yes votes needed to satisfy two-third majority vote). 

ARTICLE 38 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Bylaws by adding to Section 
190-34 the following: 

"Any portion of a lot which is a strip of land with a least dimension equal to 
less than twice the required side yard setback or which is only accessible from the 
principal structure by such a strip of land shall not be included in the calculation 
of lot area for the purpose of determining conformance to the required lot area.", 

or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Planning Board 



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Planning Board motion to amend the zoning bylaw as written in Article 38 
did not pass. The vote was 43 Yes, 67 No (73 Yes votes needed to satisfy two- 
third majority vote). 

ARTICLE 39 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Bylaws as 
follows: 

1. By adding the following definition of "Upland Area" to Section 190-4. B: 

"UPLAND AREA — That contiguous portion of the lot area that is not part 
of detention basins, retention basins, Land Under Water (LUW'), Land Subject 
to Flooding ('LSF') , Bordering Vegetated Wetlands ('BVW'), or flood 
plains. The principal structure must be located in the upland area and the 
entire upland area must be directly accessible from the principal structure, the 
required frontage, and the way over land not less than 15 feet wide without 
crossing detention basins, retention basins, LUW, LSF, BVW, or flood plains. 

2. By revising Section 190-31. D to read as follows: 
"Minimum open area requirements. 

(1) See Section 190-4 for the definition of "open area". Requirements are 
shown in Table 2 and Section 190-31. D(2). 

(2) All lots in residential districts shall have upland area equal to at least 
85% of the required lot area.", 

or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Planning Board 

Planning Board motion to amend the zoning bylaw as written in Article 39 
did not pass. The vote was 40 Yes, 57 No (65 Yes votes needed to satisfy two- 
third majority vote). 

ARTICLE 40 
To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Bylaws by modifying Table 
2, "Table of Dimensional Regulations" in Section 190-34 to reflect the following 
dimensional requirements: 

District Lot Area Frontage &Width 

Single Residence 16,000 sq.ft. 120 feet 

General Residence 10,000 sq.ft. 90 feet, 

or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Planning Board 

Planning Board motion to amend the zoning bylaw as written in Article 40 
did not pass. The vote was 21 Yes, 58 No (53 Yes votes needed to satisfy two- 
third majority vote). 

ARTICLE 41 
To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Bylaws by adding to Section 
190-31.B the following: 

"Access to any lot in all districts shall be only from the street frontage of said 
lot.", 
or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Planning Board 



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Planning Board motion to amend the zoning bylaw as written in Article 41 
did not pass. The vote was 33 Yes, 37 No (47 Yes votes needed to satisfy two- 
third majority vote). 



Motion to dissolve this Annual Town Meeting was seconded and voted at 
11:40 p.m. 

A TRUE RECORD VIRGINIA M. ZINGARELLI 

ATTEST: TOWN CLERK 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 109 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

ATTENDANCE 
THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 1998 







1ST SESSION 








Precincts 


8:00 


9:00 


10:00 


11:00 


11:3( 


1 


59 


87 


86 


86 


86 


2 


62 


68 


72 


75 


75 


3 


59 


65 


69 


70 


70 


4 


83 


89 


94 


97 


97 


5 


81 


101 


106 


110 


110 


6 


236 


242 


258 


278 


281 


7 


218 


254 


262 


265 


265 




798 


906 


947 


981 


984 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
JUNE 25, 1998 

The meeting was called to order by the Moderator at 7:30 p.m. in the Galvin 
Middle School Auditorium. Tellers were selected and duly sworn by the Town 
Clerk, visitors and non-registered voters were individually introduced by name, 
and the procedure of Town Meeting was outlined. Moderator Simeola also 
requested that the participants refrain from applauding while an attendee spoke. 

Finance Committee Chairman McCarty moved that the reading of the war- 
rant with the exception of the Constable's return be dispensed with was second- 
ed and voted. The Moderator read the Constable's return. 

Due to the overflow crowd the Moderator appointed Henry McConville as 
Assistant Moderator, positioned in the school cafeteria. Attendees who volun- 
teered as tellers in the cafeteria and the Assistant Moderator, were duly sworn 
by the Town Clerk. 

ARTICLE 1 
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able funds, a sufficient sum of money to indemnify certain Police Officers of the 
Town of Wakefield for medical, surgical and hospitalization expenses as a result 
of injuries received by the officers in the performance of their duties, as provided 
for under Section 100, Chapter 41 of Massachusetts General Laws, in such 
amount and to such extent as may be recommended by the Board of Selectmen, 
or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Board of Selectmen 

On motion by the Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town transfer from the excess & deficiency account the 
sum of $8,972.65 to carry out the purpose of Article 1. 



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ARTICLE 2 
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able funds, a sufficient sum of money to indemnify certain Firefighters of the 
Town of Wakefield for medical, surgical and hospitalization expenses as a result 
of injuries received by the Firefighters in the performance of their duties, as pro- 
vided for under Section 100, Chapter 41 of Massachusetts General Laws, in 
such amount and to such extent as may be recommended by the Board of Select- 
men, or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Board of Selectmen 

On motion by the Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town transfer from the excess & deficiency account the 
sum of $1,205.95 to carry out the purpose of Article 2. 

ARTICLE 3 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to petition the Legis- 
lature to enact legislation in substance as follows: 

"1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the con- 
trary, the Town of Wakefield is hereby authorized to establish and maintain a 
fund to be known as the Capital Projects Fund, which shall be kept separate 
and apart from all other accounts of the town. The Town Treasurer shall be the 
custodian of the Capital Projects Fund and may invest amounts in said fund in 
accordance with the provisions of sections fifty-four or fifty-five of chapter forty- 
four of the General Laws. Any earnings, income and interest therefrom shall be 
credited to and become part of said fund. 

2. The town may appropriate amounts as deposits into the Capital Projects 
Fund from any available source by majority vote at any special or annual town 
meeting. In addition, an amount from the annual tax levy amounting to one mil- 
lion dollars shall be deposited to the Capital Projects Fund by the Town Trea- 
surer each fiscal year without further appropriation by town meeting. The 
aggregate amount of the Capital Projects Fund at any time shall not exceed ten 
percent of the equalized value of the Town of Wakefield as defined in section one 
of chapter forty-four of the General Laws; the Town Treasurer is authorized and 
directed to reduce the amount otherwise dedicated from the annual tax levy to 
accomplish this limitation. 

3. Amounts in the Capital Projects Fund shall be used in any fiscal year to 
reduce the amount in the tax levy for such fiscal year to pay principal of and 
interest on long-term debt of the town maturing or due in such fiscal year, 
which debt was incurred under section 7 or 8 of chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws. The amount to be so used shall not exceed one million dollars in any fiscal 
year without additional appropriation by town meeting and shall be determined 
by the Town Treasurer on or prior to August first of each fiscal year and notice 
of such amount shall be given to the Town assessors within ten days of the 
determination. Such amount shall be used without further appropriation by the 
Town Assessors to reduce the amount otherwise to be assessed for such fiscal 
year pursuant to section twenty-three of chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws. 
In addition, the town may appropriate money from the Capital Projects Fund by 
a two-thirds vote at any special or annual town meeting for any purpose for 
which the town would be authorized to borrow money under section 7 or 8 of 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 

4. This Act shall be effective upon its passage. The one million dollar 



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transfer will not take place until fiscal year 2000." provided that the Legislature 
may reasonably vary the form and substance of the requested legislation within 
the scope of the general public objectives of this petition; or to see what the 
Town will do about it. 

Finance Committee 

On motion by the Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town authorize the Selectmen to petition the Legislature 
to enact legislation to enable the Town to establish and maintain a fund to be 
known as the Capital Projects Fund, as set forth in Article 3 of the Warrant, 
provided that the Legislature may reasonably vary the form and substance of 
the requested legislation within the scope of the general public objectives of the 
said petition. 

ARTICLE 4 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to enter into and 
record in the registry of deeds a Preservation Restriction Agreement with the 
Massachusetts Historical Commission, substantially in the form on file with the 
Town Clerk, which agreement would require the Town and its successors to pre- 
serve the historic nature of the West Ward School building, to maintain the said 
building and not to permit any alterations to the said building without the 
approval of the Massachusetts Historical Commission, or to see what the Town 
will do about it. 

Historical Commission 
On motion by the Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town authorize the Selectmen to enter into and record in 
the Registry of Deeds a Preservation Restriction Agreement with the Massachu- 
setts Historical Commission with respect to the West Ward School building. 

ARTICLE 5 
To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to execute and deliv- 
er, for nominal consideration, amendments to certain 99 year leases dated July 
13, 1955 and September 10, 1957, respectively, of certain Town-owned land on 
the north shore of Lake Quannapowitt and shown on Maps 1 and 2B of the 
Assessors Maps; such amendments being intended, among other things, to elim- 
inate a covenant that the leased premises be used as the home office of an insur- 
ance company and to provide that the tenant shall install and maintain a pedes- 
trian and bicycle path along the shore of Lake Quannapowitt on the leased 
premises and permit public access thereto; such amendments to be substantially 
in the form on file in the Town Clerk's office; or to see what the Town will do 
about it. 

Board of Selectmen 

On motion by the Finance Committee 
Voted: Indefinite Postponement 

ARTICLE 6 
To see if the Town will vote to acquire by gift, purchase andVor eminent 
domain for conservation purposes, to be held in the care and custody of the Con- 
servation Commission under General Law Chapter 40, Section C, a certain par- 
cel of land including the structures and fixtures thereon erected, generally 
described as follows: 147 Lowell Street, Wakefield, Massachusetts, being the lot 



1 12 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



shown as Parcel 11 on Map 1 of the Assessors' Maps of the Town of Wakefield; 
to appropriate a sufficient sum of money for such acquisition and for incidental 
expert appraisals and engineering and legal expenses, such money to be trans- 
ferred from the Stabilization Fund and/or other available balances, provided by 
borrowing and/or furnished from other sources including grants and gifts; to 
authorize the issuing of bonds or notes therefor; to authorize Town officials to 
apply for, accept and expend without further appropriation federal and/or state 
grants for the said purposes; and to enter into contracts with federal and/or 
state agencies for such purposes; or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Robert W. Mitchell 

On motion by the Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town acquire by gift, purchase and/or eminent domain for 
conservation purposes, to be held in the care and custody of the Conservation 
Commission under General Laws Chapter 40, Section 8C, a certain parcel of 
land including the structures and fixtures thereon erected and all trees located 
thereon, generally described as follows: 147 Lowell Street, Wakefield, MA, being 
the lot shown as Parcel 11 on Map 1 of the Assessors' Maps of the Town of 
Wakefield; to provide therefor that the Town appropriate from the Stabilization 
Fund the sum of $818,000.00; to authorize Town officials to apply for, accept 
and expend without further appropriation federal and/or state grants for the 
said purposes; and to enter into contracts with federal and/or state agencies for 
such purposes. 

THE VOTE WAS 564 YES, 169 No. (489 YES VOTES NEEDED TO SATIS- 
FY TWO-THIRD MAJORITY VOTE) 

ARTICLE 7 
To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to petition the Legis- 
lature to enact legislation permitting the Selectmen to submit any proposed 
charter or charters recommended by the Charter Commission to the voters of 
the Town for their approval at the state election to be held in November, 1998, 
notwithstanding the terms of General Law Chapter 43B, Section 11, provided 
that the Legislature may reasonably vary the form and substance of the 
requested legislation within the scope of the general public objectives of this 
petition; or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Charter Commission 
On motion by the Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town authorize the Selectmen to petition the Legislature 
to enact legislation permitting the Selectmen to submit any proposed charter or 
charters recommended by the Charter Commission to the voters of the Town for 
their approval at a Special Town Election to be conducted concurrently with the 
State Election to be held in November, 1998, notwithstanding the terms of Gen- 
eral Laws Chapter 43B, Section 11, provided that the Legislature may reason- 
ably vary the form and substance of the requested legislation within the scope of 
the general public objectives of the said petition. 

ARTICLE 8 
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available 
funds a sufficient sum of money to pay for the services of a Traffic Engineer to 
assist the Town in traffic related issues, or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Board of Selectmen 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 113 



On motion by the Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from tax lew the sum. of 
$8,000.00 to carry out the purpose of Article 8. 

ARTICLE 9 
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able funds a sufficient sum of money to make necessary upgrades to the Police 
Department Computer Management Information System, or to see what the 
Town will do about it. 

Board of Selectmen 
On motion by the Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from tax levy the sum of 
$18,320.00 to carry out the purpose of Article 9. 

ARTICLE 10 
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able funds a sufficient sum of money to supplement the School Department Bud- 
get for the fiscal period July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998, or to see what the Town 
will do about it. 

School Committee 
On motion by the Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town transfer from the Excess & Deficiency account the 
sum of $110,000.00 to carry out the purpose of Article 10. 

MOTION TO DISSOLVE THIS SPECIAL TOWN MEETING WAS SEC- 
ONDED AND VOTED AT 11:40 P.M. 



A TRUE RECORD VIRGINIA M. ZINGARELLI 

ATTEST: TOWN CLERK 



1 14 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

ATTENDANCE 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1998 



8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 

26 29 

26 27 

26 29 

35 37 

31 37 

60 62 

42 45 



Precincts 


7:30 


1 


18 


2 


20 


3 


16 


4 


26 


5 


25 


6 


48 


7 


31 



184 246 266 



29 


29 


27 


27 


29 


29 


38 


38 


39 


39 


62 


62 


45 


46 


269 


270 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
NOVEMBER 23, 1998 

With 184 in attendance at 7:30 p.m., Moderator Mario L. Simeola called 
the meeting to order in the Galvin Middle School Auditorium. Visitors and non- 
registered voters were introduced. Each stood as their names were called. The 
Moderator outlined Town Meeting procedure changes due to the adoption of a 
charter voted at a Special Election on November 3, 1998. Tellers were selected 
and duly sworn by the Town Clerk. 

Philip McCarty, Chairman of the Finance Committee moved that the read- 
ing of the warrant, with the exception of the Constable's return be dispensed 
with. Motion was seconded and voted. 

ARTICLE 1 
PRESENTED BY SELECTMEN CHAIRMAN JOHN ENCARNACAO 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able funds, a sufficient sum of money to implement the Town's Information 
System Technology Plan, or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Board of Selectmen 

On motion by Board of Selectmen Chairman John B. Encarnacao 
and recommendation by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from tax levy the sum of 
$132,000 to carry out the purpose of Article 1. 

ARTICLE 2 
PRESENTED BY THOMAS P. BUTLER, ACTING TOWN ADMINISTRATOR 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able funds, a sufficient sum of money to purchase a senior citizen van to be used 
by the Council on Aging, or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Board of Selectmen 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 115 



On motion by Thomas P. Butler and recommendation by Finance 
Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from the Excess & Deficiency 
Account the sum of $38,000 to carry out the purpose of Article 2. 

ARTICLE 3 
PRESENTED BY SELECTMEN WAYNE M. TARR 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able funds a sufficient sum of money to allow the Senior Center Committee to 
obtain design development documents and professional construction cost esti- 
mates for the construction or renovation of a senior center, or to see what the 
Town will do about it. 

Board of Selectmen 

On motion by Selectmen Wayne M. Tarr and recommendation by 
Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from tax levy the sum of 
$222,300 to carry out the purpose of Article 3. 

ARTICLE 4 
PRESENTED BY RETIREMENT BOARD MEMBER DANIEL W. SHERMAN 

To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Section 288 of Chapter 
194 of the Acts of 1998 which would allow certain members of the Wakefield 
Retirement System who retired before January 12, 1998 to be treated in the 
same manner as those who retired later with respect to retirement benefits 
payable after the death of the member's spouse, or to see what the Town will do 
about it. 

Contributory Retirement Board 

On motion by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town vote to accept the provisions of Section 288 of 
Chapter 194 of the Acts of 1998. 

ARTICLE 5 
PRESENTED BY SELECTMEN CHAIRMAN JOHN ENCARNACAO 
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able funds a sufficient sum of money to supplement the Community 
Development Block Grant Town Hall Accessibility Project, or to see what the 
Town will do about it. 

Board of Selectmen 

On motion by Board of Selectmen Chairman John B. Encarnacao 
and recommendation by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from tax levy the sum of 
$225,000 to carry out the purpose of Article 5. 

ARTICLE 6 
PRESENTED BY THOMAS P. BUTLER, ACTING TOWN ADMINISTRATOR 
To see if the Town will vote to implement a Collective Bargaining 
Agreement between the Town of Wakefield and the Lucius Beebe Memorial 



1 16 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Library Staff Association for the period July 1, 1998 to June 30, 2001 and to pro- 
vide therefor, that the Town raise and appropriate or transfer from available 
funds a sufficient sum of money to carry out the purposes of this Article, or to 
see what the Town will do about it. 

Board of Selectmen 

On motion by Thomas P. Butler and recommendation by Finance 
Committee 

Voted: That the Town implement a Collective Bargaining Agreement 
between the Town of Wakefield and the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library 
Employees' Union for the period July 1, 1998 to June 30, 2001, by supplement- 
ing the Library Department Personal Services budget for the period July 1, 
1998 to June 30, 1999, and to provide therefor, that the Town raise and appro- 
priate from tax levy the sum of $15,000. 

Moderator Simeola excused himself from action on Article 7 due to the fact 
that as a practicing attorney, he has represented the Pawlowski Family, owners 
of the property referenced in the Article, for many years. 

The assembly voted James Caffrey to act as Interim Moderator for Article 7 
only. Mr. Caffrey was duly sworn by the Town Clerk. 

ARTICLE 7 
PRESENTED BY SELECTMEN CHAIRMAN JOHN ENCARNACAO 

To see if the Town will vote to purchase for purposes of providing additional 
parking for the Town Hall, temporary space for police anchor fire personnel dur- 
ing any period of construction at the Police and/or Fire Stations, expansion of 
Town Hall offices, and/or other lawful municipal purposes, the land with the 
buildings thereon known and numbered as 11 Lafayette Street and 5 Common 
Street, containing 11,426 square feet and 19,101 square feet respectively, more 
or less, shown as parcels 104,108B and 109B on Map 11 of the Assessors' Maps 
of the Town of Wakefield; to raise and appropriate or transfer from available 
funds a sufficient sum of money for such purchase; to determine whether to bor- 
row any part or all of such sum; and to authorize the issuing of bonds or notes 
therefor; or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Board of Selectmen 

On motion by Selectmen John B. Encarnacao and recommendation 
by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town purchase for purposes of providing additional park- 
ing for the town hall, temporary space for police andVor fire personnel during 
any period of construction at the police andVor fire stations, expansion of town 
hall offices, andVor other lawful municipal purposes, the land with the buildings 
thereon known and numbered as 11 Lafayette Street and 5 Common Street, 
shown as parcels 104, 108B and 109b on Map 11 of the Assessors' Maps of the 
Town of Wakefield; to provide therefor that the Town raise and appropriate 
from tax levy the sum of $500,000; and further to provide therefor that the 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be authorized to bor- 
row the sum of $360,000 under and pursuant to G.L. Chapter 44, Section 3, or 
any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor. 

The vote was 180 Yes, 13 No (two-third majority vote of 120 satisfied). 
Moderator Simeola returned. 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 117 

ARTICLE 8 

PRESENTED BY THOMAS P. BUTLER, ACTING TOWN ADMINISTRATOR 

To see if the Town will raise and appropriate or transfer from available 

funds, a sufficient sum of money to supplement the Northeast Metropolitan 

Regional Vocational School budget for the fiscal period July 1, 1998 to June 30, 

1999, or to see what the Town will do about it. 

Board of Selectmen 

On motion by Thomas P. Butler and recommendation by Finance 
Committee 

Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate from tax levy the sum of 
$23,029.00 to carry out the purpose of Article 8. 

ARTICLE 9 
PRESENTED BY STEPHEN CASAZZA, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able funds a sum of money for the construction of the Upgrade to the Broadway 
Treatment Plant; to determine whether this appropriation shall be raised by 
borrowing from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust or other- 
wise; and to authorize the issuing of bonds or notes therefor; or to see what the 
Town will do about it. 

Board of Public Works 

On motion by Stephen Casazza and recommendation by Finance 
Committee 

Voted: That the Town appropriate the sum of $1,357,000 to carry out the 
purpose of Article 9; and to provide therefor that the Town borrow the said 
amount from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust (the "Trust"); 
and further that the Town authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Board of Selectmen, to issue bonds or notes of the Town to the Trust, payable 
over twenty years at no interest from the Water Surplus Account. 

The vote was 72 Yes, 1 No (two-third majority of 48 satisfied). 

ARTICLE 10 
PRESENTED BY STEPHEN CASAZZA , DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Public Works to apply 
for, receive and expend without further appropriation a grant from the 
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to fund the Town's infiltration and 
Inflow removal program; to raise and appropriate or transfer from available 
funds a further sum of money to fund such program through the Water Revenue 
Account; to determine whether to raise this appropriation by borrowing or oth- 
erwise; and to authorize the issuing of bonds or notes therefor; or to see what 
the Town will do about it. 

Board of Public Works 

On motion by Stephen Casazza and recommendation by Finance 
Committee 

(Unanimously) Voted: That the Town authorize the Selectmen to apply 
for, receive and expend a grant from the Massachusetts Water Resources 
Authority (the "MWRA") in the amount of $222,885, to be utilized in conjunction 



118 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



with the sum of $272,415 to be loaned to the Town by the MWRA, without inter- 
est, for the Town's infiltration/inflow removal program; and further, that the 
Town authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to 
issue bonds or notes of the Town, to the MWRA, payable over five years at no 
interest from the Sewer Surplus Account. 

ARTICLE 11 
PRESENTED BY STEPHEN CASAZZA, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Public Works to receive 
and expend without further appropriation a Hazard Mitigation Grant from the 
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency to fund the repair of the 
Crystal Lake Spillway and drainage lines leading from Crystal Lake to North 
Avenue and to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds a further 
sum of money to fund the local share of such program, or to see what the Town 
will do about it. 

Board of Public Works 

On motion by Stephen Casazza and recommendation by Finance 
Committee 

Voted: That the Town appropriate the sum of $280,000 to carry out the 
purpose of Article 11; and to provide therefor that the Town raise and appropri- 
ate from tax levy the sum of $70,000 and that the Town authorize the Selectmen 
to receive and expend without further appropriation a grant in the amount of 
$210,000 from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. 

ARTICLE 12 
PRESENTED BY STEPHEN CASAZZA, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able funds as certified by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue the sum of 
$515,790 for highway purposes as authorized by Section 2B of Chapter 11 of the 
Acts of 1997, such sum to be reimbursed by the Commonwealth, or to see what 
the Town will do about it. 

Board of Public Works 

On motion by Stephen Casazza and recommendation by Finance 
Committee 

Voted: That the Town vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able funds as certified by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue the sum of 
$515,790 for highway purposes as authorized by Section 2B of Chapter 11 of the 
Acts of 1997, such sum to be reimbursed by the Commonwealth to carry out the 
purpose of Article 12. 

ARTICLE 13 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able funds a sum of money to the Stabilization Fund, or to see what the Town 
will do about it. 

Finance Committee 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 1 19 



On motion by Finance Committee Chairman Philip McCarty and 
recommendation by Finance Committee 

Voted: That the Town appropriate from the Overlay Surplus Reserve 
Account to the Stabilization Fund the sum of $1.2 million. 



At 11:04 p.m. a motion was made to dissolve this Special Town Meeting. 
Motion seconded and voted. 



A TRUE RECORD VIRGINIA M. ZINGARELLI 

ATTEST: TOWN CLERK 






120 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION 
TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 1998 



PRECINCTS 

Registered Voters 
Voting 
Percentage Voting 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 
Peter G. Melanson 
Wayne M. Tarr 
William R. Hughs on 
Blanks 
Total 



7 Total 



2313 1970 2161 2388 2113 2361 2177 15,483 
819 613 609 738 671 781 837 5068 
35.4 31.0 28.1 30.8 31.7 33.1 38.4 32.7 



464 368 350 430 448 474 506 3040 

433 320 327 420 327 408 486 2721 

304 196 234 275 295 365 290 1959 

437 342 307 351 272 315 392 2416 

1638 1226 1218 1476 1342 1562 1674 10,136 



TREASURER 
Paul Lazzaro 
Blanks 
Totals 



582 439 452 517 500 572 605 3667 
237 174 157 221 171 209 232 1401 
819 613 609 738 671 781 837 5068 



MODERATOR 
Mario L. Simeola 
Blanks 
Total 



537 429 449 534 508 571 615 3643 
282 184 160 204 163 210 222 1425 
819 613 609 738 671 781 837 5068 



BOARD OF ASSESSORS 
Alfred R. Razzaboni 
Blanks 
Total 



537 395 391 474 437 469 537 3240 
282 218 218 264 234 312 300 1828 
819 613 609 738 671 781 837 5068 



BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS (3-year term) 

William J. Benedetto 322 283 241 277 218 211 288 1840 

Dennis M. Oates 398 271 298 383 373 497 452 2672 

Blanks 99 59 70 78 80 73 97 556 

Total 819 613 609 738 671 781 837 5068 

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS (2-year term) 

Robert P. Curran 243 153 199 230 210 261 380 1676 

Dennis P. Hogan, Jr. 180 150 141 177 210 255 172 1285 

F. Michael Nardone 273 227 186 194 156 148 177 1361 

Blanks 123 83 83 137 95 117 108 746 



Total 



819 613 609 738 671 781 837 5068 



MUNICIPAL GAS AND LIGHT COMMISSIONERS 



Gilbert J. McCarthy 
Eugene J. Sullivan, Jr. 
Carl L. Monks 
Stephen A. Nardone, Sr. 
Blanks 
Total 



331 248 294 370 351 437 393 2424 

355 295 307 378 395 457 460 2647 

224 123 123 136 121 140 183 1050 

326 240 212 231 212 168 251 1640 

402 320 282 361 263 360 387 2375 

1638 1226 1218 1476 1342 1562 1674 10,136 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 



121 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Patricia Hafner Buker 256 132 

Paul J. Bettano 267 261 

John Boghos 342 288 

Anthony J. Encarnacao 304 215 

Jeffrey M. Foxon 309 180 

Blanks 160 150 

Total 1638 1226 



236 331 

211 231 

276 280 

192 207 

198 293 

105 134 



5 6 

248 287 

220 260 

329 319 

190 219 

234 341 

121 136 



1218 1476 1342 1562 



7 Total 

267 1757 

283 1733 

312 2146 

251 1578 

414 1969 

147 953 

1674 10,136 



LUCIUS BEEBE LIBRARY TRUSTEES (3-year term) 

Timothy F. Healey 484 337 376 442 413 525 504 3081 

James A. Pappas 464 314 364 416 379 451 491 2879 

Kevin F. Penders 473 326 334 411 361 435 481 2821 

Blanks 1036 862 753 945 860 932 1035 6423 

Total 2457 1839 1827 2214 2013 2343 2511 15,204 

LUCIUS BEEBE LIBRARY TRUSTEES (1-year term) 

Nancy C. Delaney 504 321 385 518 410 442 543 3123 

Joseph V. Tringale, Jr. 140 123 101 91 104 158 127 844 

Blanks 175 169 123 129 157 181 167 1101 

Total 819 613 609 738 671 781 837 5068 



BOARD OF HEALTH 
Clarice P. Andrews 
Michael H. Conley 
Blanks 
Total 



358 249 289 350 306 393 443 2388 

309 245 214 258 253 253 265 1797 

152 119 106 130 112 135 129 883 

819 613 609 738 671 781 837 5068 



TOWN PLANNING BOARD (5-year term) 

Michael E. McLaughlin 515 370 399 466 420 475 547 3192 

Blanks 304 243 210 272 251 306 290 1876 

Total 819 613 609 738 671 781 837 5068 

TOWN PLANNING BOARD (3-year term) 

Paul J. Semenza 550 380 402 468 426 464 547 3237 

Blanks 269 233 207 270 245 317 290 1831 

Total 819 613 609 738 671 781 837 5068 



WAKEFIELD HOUSING AUTHORITY 
Anthony V. Cipriano 257 197 192 



Betsy Sheeran 

Blanks 

Total 



197 176 203 262 1484 



440 318 331 432 390 466 451 2828 
122 98 86 109 105 112 124 756 
819 613 609 738 671 781 837 5068 



CONSTABLES 
Richard O. Bayrd 
Sean J. Hurton 
Blanks 
Total 



447 320 358 406 372 444 472 2819 

517 367 370 453 436 460 546 3149 

674 539 490 617 534 658 656 4168 

1638 1226 1218 1476 1342 1562 1674 10,136 



122 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



STATE PRIMARY 
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1998 



PRECINCTS 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


Total 


Registered Voters 


2367 


1946 


2113 


2342 


2122 


2322 


2249 15,461 


Voting 


586 


405 


493 


650 


577 


663 


591 


3965 


Percentage Voting 


24.8 


20.8 


23.3 


27.8 


27.2 


28.6 


26.3 


25.6 


Democratic Registration 


703 


719 


789 


826 


831 


895 


825 


5586 


Voting 


374 


266 


327 


415 


396 


428 


364 


2570 


Percentage 


53.2 


37.0 


41.4 


50.2 


47.7 


47.8 


44.1 


46.0 


Republican Registration 


333 


203 


316 


400 


308 


376 


361 


2317 


Voting 


212 


139 


166 


235 


181 


235 


227 


1395 


Percentage Voting 


63.6 


68.5 


52.5 


58.8 


58.8 


62.5 


62.9 


60.2 


Reform Registration 


1 


2 











1 


1 


5 


Voting 


























Percentage Voting 



























— DEMOCRATIC VOTE — 



GOVERNOR 


















Brian J. Donnelly 


40 


30 


48 


43 


45 


57 


49 


312 


Scott Harshbarger 


192 


144 


176 


219 


204 


208 


200 


1343 


Patricia McGovern 


127 


81 


94 


142 


136 


150 


114 


844 


All Others 


1 


5 





3 





2 





11 


Blanks 


14 


6 


9 


8 


11 


11 


1 


60 


Total 


374 


266 


327 


415 


396 


428 


364 


2570 


LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 


















Dorothy A. Kelly Gay 


162 


103 


157 


181 


171 


156 


145 


1075 


Warren E. Tolman 


144 


122 


124 


181 


172 


207 


175 


1125 


All Others 





1 


1 


3 


1 


2 


2 


10 


Blanks 


68 


40 


45 


50 


52 


63 


42 


360 


Total 


374 


266 


327 


415 


396 


428 


364 


2570 


ATTORNEY GENERAL 


















Lois G. Pines 


156 


121 


136 


171 


175 


167 


150 


1076 


Thomas F. Reilly 


204 


136 


176 


233 


212 


243 


205 


1409 


All Others 











3 


2 








5 


Blanks 


14 


9 


15 


8 


7 


18 


9 


80 


Total 


374 


266 


327 


415 


396 


428 


364 


2570 


SECRETARY OF STATE 


















William Francis Galvin 


255 


180 


240 


281 


282 


295 


253 


1786 


All Others 








2 


4 


1 


1 


4 


12 


Blanks 


119 


86 


85 


130 


113 


132 


107 


772 


Total 


374 


266 


327 


415 


396 


428 


364 


2570 


TREASURER 


















Shannon P. O'Brien 


248 


187 


231 


269 


276 


278 


243 


1732 


All Others 





1 





1 


1 





4 


7 


Blanks 


126 


78 


96 


145 


119 


150 


117 


831 


Total 


374 


266 


327 


415. 


396 


428 


364 


2570 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 



123 



AUDITOR 
A. Joseph DeNucci 
All Others 
Blanks 
Total 



12 3 4 5 6 7 Total 

262 195 233 277 281 298 256 1802 

1 5 2 2 4 14 

112 71 93 133 113 128 104 754 

374 266 327 415 396 428 364 2570 



REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 

Edward J. Markey 277 202 257 308 295 323 285 1947 

All Others 3 5 \ A 4 3 16 

Blanks 97 64 67 102 "lOO 101 76 607 

Total 374 266 327 415 396 428 364 2570 



COUNCILLOR 
Michael J. Callahan 
Edward T. Donohoe 
Francis X. Flaherty 
Vincent A. LoPresti 
Terry McGinty 
Suzanne Merullo 
Daniel P. O'Neil 
Mark Rotondo 
Jeffrey Travaline 
Patricia White 
All Others 
Blanks 
Total 



36 


32 


43 


49 


63 


76 


51 


350 


31 


24 


18 


29 


30 


47 


33 


212 


26 


26 


23 


28 


37 


23 


24 


187 


89 


57 


68 


101 


97 


88 


83 


583 


5 


7 


16 


17 


19 


11 


8 


83 


17 


13 


19 


15 


17 


16 


15 


112 


11 


3 


10 


7 


5 


5 


4 


45 


18 


12 


8 


18 


9 


12 


15 


92 


37 


22 


22 


25 


15 


32 


33 


186 


31 


21 


34 


47 


34 


27 


32 


226 








1 


3 


1 








5 


73 


49 


65 


76 


69 


91 


66 


489 


374 


266 


327 


415 


396 


428 


364 


2570 



SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT 

All Others 4 3 2 3 2 1 1 16 

Blanks 370 263 325 412 394 427 363 2554 

Total 374 266 327 415 396 428 364 2570 



REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 
All Others 2 1 

Blanks 374 264 326 

Total 374 266 327 



10 116 

414 396 427 363 2564 

415 396 428 364 2570 



DISTRICT ATTORNEY 


















Martha Coakley 


177 


118 


156 


211 


222 


210 


179 


1273 


Timothy R. Flaherty 


59 


43 


57 


72 


58 


48 


63 


400 


Michael A. Sullivan 


99 


82 


82 


95 


90 


131 


95 


674 


All Others 


1 




















1 


Blanks 


38 


23 


32 


37 


26 


39 


27 


222 


Total 


374 


266 


327 


415 


396 


428 


364 


2570 


SHERIFF 


















James V. DiPaolo 


237 


170 


213 


275 


257 


272 


255 


1679 


Edward J. Kennedy, Jr. 


88 


71 


79 


96 


95 


94 


70 


593 


All Others 


























Blanks 


49 


25 


35 


44 


44 


62 


39 


298 


Total 


374 


266 


327 


415 


396 


428 


364 


2570 



124 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



REPUBLICAN VOTE — 
12 3 4 5 



7 Total 



GOVERNOR 


















Argeo Paul Cellucci 


110 


80 


94 


149 


99 


128 


133 


793 


Joseph D. Malone 


99 


58 


68 


84 


80 


106 


90 


585 


All Others 





1 





2 











3 


Blanks 


3 





4 





2 


1 


4 


14 


Total 


212 


139 


166 


235 


181 


235 


227 


1395 


LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 


















Janet E. Jeghelian 


96 


67 


73 


99 


79 


109 


90 


613 


Jane Maria Swift 


103 


62 


79 


124 


81 


108 


115 


672 


All Others 











2 





6 





8 


Blanks 


13 


10 


14 


10 


21 


12 


22 


102 


Total 


212 


139 


166 


235 


181 


235 


227 


1395 


ATTORNEY GENERAL 


















Brad Bailey 


155 


96 


134 


178 


126 


166 


168 


1023 


All Others 


1 


2 


1 


2 


2 








8 


Blanks 


56 


41 


31 


55 


53 


69 


59 


364 


Total 


212 


139 


166 


235 


181 


235 


227 


1395 


SECRETARY OF STATE 


















Dale C. Jenkins, Jr. 


135 


80 


122 


159 


109 


149 


156 


910 


All Others 








1 





1 








2 


Blanks 


77 


59 


43 


76 


71 


86 


71 


483 


Total 


212 


139 


166 


235 


181 


235 


227 


1395 


TREASURER 


















Robert A. Maginn 


132 


80 


118 


161 


106 


145 


151 


893 


All Others 





2 


1 














3 


Blanks 


80 


57 


47 


74 


75 


90 


76 


499 


Total 


212 


139 


166 


235 


181 


235 


227 


1395 


AUDITOR 


















Michael T. Duffy 


132 


83 


121 


167 


100 


141 


152 


896 


All Others 








1 


3 


2 








6 


Blanks 


80 


56 


44 


65 


79 


94 


75 


493 


Total 


212 


139 


166 


235 


181 


235 


227 


1395 


REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 














Patricia H. Long 


133 


82 


119 


165 


109 


151 


155 


914 


All Others 








1 


2 


2 








5 


Blanks 


79 


57 


46 


68 


70 


84 


72 


476 


Total 


212 


139 


166 


235 


181 


235 


227 


1395 


COUNCILLOR 


















All Others 








2 


1 





2 





5 


Blanks 


212 


139 


164 


234 


181 


233 


227 


1390 


Total 


212 


139 


166 


235 


181 


235 


227 


1395 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 



125 



1 2 

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT 
Richard R. Tisei 189 121 

All Others 

Blanks 23 18 



148 206 157 206 

10 10 

17 29 23 29 



7 Total 

196 1223 

2 

31 170 



Total 



212 139 166 235 181 235 227 1395 



REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 



Brian M. Cresta 


184 


122 


145 


204 


154 


205 


192 


1206 


All Others 








1 





2 








3 


Blanks 


28 


17 


20 


31 


25 


30 


35 


186 


Total 


212 


139 


166 


235 


181 


235 


227 


1395 


DISTRICT ATTORNEY 


















Lee Johnson 


131 


71 


119 


156 


98 


145 


155 


875 


All Others 








4 


4 


1 








9 


Blanks 


81 


68 


43 


75 


82 


90 


72 


511 


Total 


212 


139 


166 


235 


181 


235 


227 


1395 


SHERIFF 


















All Others 


1 


9 


2 


4 


2 


3 


6 


27 


Blanks 


211 


130 


164 


231 


179 


232 


221 


1368 


Total 


212 


139 


166 


235 


181 


235 


227 


1395 



— REFORM VOTE 



Precinct 1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


Tota 


1 


GOVERNOR 


















All Others 


























Blanks 


























Total 


























LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 


















All Others 


























Blanks 


























Total 


























ATTORNEY GENERAL 


















All Others 


























Blanks 


























Total 


























SECRETARY OF STATE 


















All Others 


























Blanks 


























Total 



























126 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



7 Total 



TREASURER 
All Others 
Blanks 
Total 

AUDITOR 
All Others 
Blanks 
Total 



REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 
All Others 
Blanks 
Total 



COUNCILLOR 
All Others 
Blanks 
Total 



SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT 
All Others 
Blanks 
Total 



All Others 

Blanks 

Total 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY 
All Others 
Blanks 
Total 

SHERIFF 
All Others 
Blanks 
Total 



















































































































































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STATE ELECTION 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1998 

Precinct 12 3 4 5 6 7 Total 

Registered Voters 2417 2007 2154 2353 2186 2347 2259 15,723 

Voting 1427 1125 1249 1524 1307 1486 1352 9470 

Percentage Voting 59.04 56.05 57.99 64.77 59.79 63.31 59.85 60.23 

GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 

Cellucci and Swift 797 573 652 831 640 793 736 5022 

Harshbarger and Tolman 575 499 538 646 611 638 574 4081 



Cook and Israel 


33 


33 


31 


20 


30 


32 


15 


194 


All Others 


1 


1 


3 


2 


2 


3 


3 


15 


Blanks 


21 


19 


25 


25 


24 


20 


24 


158 


Total 


1427 


1125 


1249 


1524 


1307 


1486 


1352 


9470 


ATTORNEY GENERAL 


















Brad Bailey 


540 


392 


414 


581 


453 


544 


513 


3437 


Thomas F. Reilly 


828 


679 


791 


892 


816 


878 


778 


5662 


All Others 





2 





2 


1 


1 





6 


Blanks 


59 


52 


44 


49 


37 


63 


61 


365 



Total 1427 1125 1249 1524 1307 1486 1352 9470 

SECRETARY OF STATE 

William Francis Galvin 894 753 850 971 873 909 841 6091 

Dale C. Jenkins, Jr. 388 242 290 414 301 408 391 2434 

David L. Atkinson 48 53 41 59 48 52 34 335 

All Others 10 2 3 

Blanks 97 76 68 80 85 115 86 607 

Total 1427 1125 1249 1524 1307 1486 1352 9470 

TREASURER 

BobMaginn 542 366 436 602 430 563 526 3465 

Shannon P. O'Brien 755 630 710 801 758 783 715 5152 

Merton B. Baker 34 42 32 34 41 34 27 244 

All Others 10 3 4 

Blanks 96 86 71 87 78 103 84 605 

Total 1427 1125 1249 1524 1307 1486 1352 9470 

AUDITOR 

A. Joseph DeNucci 858 706 761 895 801 818 780 5619 

Michael T. Duffy 421 262 349 458 351 482 441 2764 

Carla A. Howell 65 71 67 76 75 82 54 490 

All Others 0000020 2 

Blanks 83 86 72 95 80 102 77 595 

Total 1427 1125 1249 1524 1307 1486 1352 9470 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 

Edward J. Markey 923 744 856 985 869 929 879 6185 

Patricia H. Long 448 334 348 478 387 499 429 2923 

All Others 2200030 7 

Blanks 54 45 45 61 51 55 44 355 

Total 1427 1125 1249 1524 1307 1486 1352 9470 



128 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



12 3 4 5 6 7 Total 

COUNCILLOR 

MichaelJ. Callahan 909 735 803 962 862 869 817 5957 

All Others 2220243 15 

Blanks 516 388 444 562 443 613 532 3498 

Total 1427 1125 1249 1524 1307 1486 1352 9470 

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT 

Richard R. Tisei 1169 859 995 1254 1007 1128 1055 7467 

All Others 3212432 17 

Blanks 255 264 253 268 296 355 295 1986 

Total 1427 1125 1249 1524 1307 1486 1352 9470 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 

Brian M. Cresta 1120 849 967 1195 962 1075 1022 7190 

All Others 4022543 20 

Blanks 303 276 280 327 340 407 327 2260 

Total 1427 1125 1249 1524 1307 1486 1352 9470 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY 

Martha Coakley 830 706 784 893 851 908 803 5775 

Lee Johnson 486 313 372 523 360 455 444 2953 

All Others 0100000 1 

Blanks 111 105 93 108 96 123 105 741 

Total 1427 1125 1249 1524 1307 1486 1352 9470 

SHERIFF 

James V. DiPaola 964 781 852 1035 909 932 860 6333 

All Others 2210452 16 

Blanks 461 342 396 489 394 549 490 3121 

Total 1427 1125 1249 1524 1307 1486 1352 9470 

REGIONAL VOC. SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

(Reading) 

Robert S. McCarthy 510 373 451 578 474 517 499 3402 

Marjorie T. Pacino 475 397 431 465 427 428 410 3033 

All Others 1120020 6 

Blanks 441 354 365 481 406 539 443 3029 

Total 1427 1125 1249 1524 1307 1486 1352 9470 

REGIONAL VOC. SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

(Woburn) 

Deborah P. Davis 813 620 722 865 743 746 729 5238 

All Others 3010011 6 

Blanks 611 505 526 659 564 739 622 4226 

Total 1427 1125 1249 1524 1307 1486 1352 9470 

Question 1 — Legislative Base Pay Tied to Median Household Income 

Yes 849 645 767 921 775 845 761 5563 

No 450 348 379 461 427 522 480 3067 

All Others 0000000 

Blanks 128 132 103 142 105 119 111 840 

Total 1427 1125 1249 1524 1307 1486 1352 9470 



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12 3 4 5 6 7 Total 

Question 2 — New Public Rate on Interest and Dividend Income 

Yes 791 562 707 821 709 779 729 5098 

No 470 416 422 537 473 559 479 3356 

All Others 0000000 

Blanks 166 147 120 166 125 148 144 1016 

Total 1427 1125 1249 1524 1307 1486 1352 9470 

Question 3 — Reduce Tax Rate on Interest and Dividend Income 

Yes 1081 781 923 1106 972 1111 1050 7024 

No 202 199 195 253 216 232 187 1484 

All Others 0000000 

Blanks 144 145 131 165 119 143 115 962 

Total 1427 1125 1249 1524 1307 1486 1352 9470 

Question 4 — Retaining New Law Controlling Electric Utilities 

Yes 890 671 756 904 813 877 827 5738 

No 420 342 392 482 404 488 429 2957 

All Others 0000000 

Blanks 117 112 101 138 90 121 96 775 

Total 1427 1125 1249 1524 1307 1486 1352 9470 



SPECIAL ELECTION 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1998 

Precinct 12 3 4 5 6 7 Total 

Question 1 — Open Town Meeting 

Yes 705 569 662 728 666 575 559 4464 

No 628 470 500 671 540 769 689 4267 

All Others 0000000 

Blanks 93 85 82 121 93 67 101 642 

Total 1426 1124 1244 1520 1299 1411 1349 9373 

Question 2 — Town Council 

Yes 594 422 521 598 479 453 447 3514 

No 735 596 626 794 705 880 797 5133 

All Others 0000000 

Blanks 97 106 97 128 115 78 105 726 

Total 1426 1124 1244 1520 1299 1411 1349 9373 



130 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Record of Births — 1998 



Date Name of Child 

January 

3 Joseph Patrick Rallo 

3 Thomas Kenneth Rallo 

4 Courtney Reese Duggan 

5 Kelly Nellis McLean 

5 Erica Elizabeth Schwabe 

7 Reilly Phyllis McNamara 

8 Julia McGrail Hurton 

8 Kieran Patrick Sommer 

11 Leah Michele Devlin 

12 Julia Evelyn Derendal 

13 Samantha Leigh Bur son 
13 Sadiya Lorraine Croshaw 
13 Ryan Kevin Crowley 

15 Timothy James Burditt 

16 Kevin James Smith 
19 Rebecca Ann Muse 

21 Daniel Joseph Palmieri 

21 Deborah Ann Russell 

21 Emalyn Grace Williams 

25 Jonathan James Miller 

27 Michael Louis Brady 

28 Caitlin Rose Kennedy 

29 Caitlin Anne Mogan 



Parents 

Donald J., Sr. & Karin A. (Allegra) 
Donald J., Sr. & Karin A. (Allegra) 
Thomas C. & Paula M. (Romano) 
Frank A. & Sharon (Nellis) 
Edward E. & Catherine M. (Verdi) 
John W. & Patrice (O'Neill) 
Michael D. & Susan A. (Murphy) 
Mark A. & Lisa A. (Dewindt) 
Patrick E. & Michele M. (Cardillo) 
Scott J. & Karen Marie (Post) 
David E. & Kristen L. (Hurton) 
Frank R. & Duygu (Uslu) 
Kevin M. & Kelly A. (Cosgrove) 
Richard H. Jr. & Heather A. (McGondel) 
Glenn M. & Theresa (Gmelch) 
Daniel S. & Cynthia A. (De Maso) 
Robert J. & Jacqueline L. (McGregor) 
Mark W. & Michelle R. (Williams) 
William M. & Lynn (Fitzpatrick) 
Elliott H. & Maureen E. (BurcheU) 
Louis A. & Mary C. (Blair) 
Shawn F. & Karen A. (McCarthy) 
Christopher & Thuy N. (Dang) 



February 

1 Hannah Palmina Roberto 

2 Wendy Elizabeth Lucas 

4 Devin Sheridan Pronco 

5 Garrett Everett Bampos 

5 James Louis Pasqua 

6 Madeline Jean Collins 
6 Frank James Imbruglia 
8 Liam Joseph Mahoney 

13 Kylee Bernadette Hegarty 

13 Connor Thomas Hopkins 

13 Alexandra Rose Margerison 

16 Brandon Jeffery Baeringer 

18 Lillian Rose Murphy 

21 Madeline Corey Lodico 

22 Hannah Marie Marasca 

26 Stephen Gerard Marino, Jr. 

27 Brandon Foster Grinnell 
27 Mia Nicole Lin 

27 Conor Lee Raymond 



Steven R. & Jill (Collibee) 
J. Eduardo M. & Laura (Costa) 
Paul J. & Susan J. (Murphy) 
James E. & Pattiann (McCluskey) 
Vincenzo S. & Ellen M. (Campedelli) 
Peter J. & Susan M. (Willett) 
Michael & Kimberly A. (Mercier) 
Stephen J. & Marie T. (Kalicky) 
Michael J. & Diane M. (Sparrow) 
Thomas R. & Maureen L. (Brooks) 
Shaun S. & Susan R. (Hubbard) 
Jeffery & Josephine A. (Lacommare) 
Jerome A. & Kathleen M. (Stackhouse) 
Michael J. & Courtney (Corey) 
David V. & Brenda M. (Thomas) 
Stephen G. & Karen J. (Barba) 
Chad S. & Ann (Freelove) 
Jeneven M. & Judith M. (O'Brien) 
Daniel E. & Kristin A. (Lee) 



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27 Quinn Shae Relihan 

27 Danielle Mildred Tremblay 

28 Jillian Augusta Cataldo 

28 Alexander Carleton Gedick 

March 

1 Marissa Leigh Foti 

5 Benjamin Robert Rams den 

5 Alison Jane Thompson 

5 Milica Vlajkovic 

7 Julia Nicole Silvestri 

1 1 Alexander Stephen Demers 

14 Eryka Maisie Delano 

15 John Francis Marando 

16 John George Carmilia 

17 Erin Patricia Holbrook 

18 Gabriella Fatima Bucci 
18 Joshua David West 

18 Briana Rose Zwicker 

19 Jeffrey Joseph Harding 
19 Brendan Edward Roche 
22 Lydia Joy Bruce 

22 Samantha Raye Lee 

24 Joseph Lawrence Bucciero 

25 Meaghan Rose Hudson 

25 Adam David Wright 

26 Averi Ray Parece 

26 Steven Joseph Racamato 

29 Sadie Ellen Arsenault 

30 Bethany Leah Colleran 

April 

1 Mikayla Catherine White 

2 Andrew George Connelly 

3 Lilly Margaret Schermerhorn 

4 Megan McLaughlin Samuelrich 

6 Kristen Hannah Buzzotta 
6 Donovan James Connor 

9 Shannon Madeline Leach 

9 Kyle David McLaughlin 

10 Kristi Marie Norton 

11 Jennifer Sarah Flynn 

14 William Garrett Marciello 

15 Taylor Rose Shannon 

■16 Jacob Christopher Martins 

16 Michael Thomas Moran 

19 Alyssa May Williams 

20 Caitlyn Rose Fitzsimmons 

23 Hillel Solomon Maroun 
26 Alexandra Taylor Johnson 



Scott W. & Patricia (McGonagle) 
Michael A. & Deborah J. (Patane) 
John A. & Rebecca A. (Yardumian) 
Eric T. & Mari Jo S. (Neville) 



Joseph C. & Leanne M. (Buccieri) 
David M. & Anne B. (Furst) 
Todd W. & Bernadette (Fothergill) 
Aleksandar & Vera (Dragin) 
Victor, Jr. & Jessica J. (Babjtis) 
Stephen L. & Cynthia (Card) 
Frank J. & Ktmberly A. (Cross) 
Michael A. & Anne M. (Sutherby) 
John R. & Julie L. (Woods) 
Alan V. & Patricia E. (Brown) 
Marco & Dorothy (Pereira) 
David A. & Mary E. (Cormier) 
Vernon K., Ill & Valerie A. (Ciampa) 
Jeffrey S. & Paula M. (Calautti) 
Kevin P. & Kellie A. (Flaherty) 
David M. & Myra J. (Kuniholm) 
Robert E. Jr., & Jennifer S. (Livsey) 
Fredrick & Paula D. (Kelley) 
Richard P. & Joanne (O'Brien) 
Stephen E. & Amy C. (Fluet) 
James P. & Kelli (Steer) 
Steven L. & Michelle R. (Lafleur) 
Craig J. & Carol E. (Ring) 
William E., Ill & Jill R. (Slansky) 



Daniel J. & Lisa M. (D'Agostino) 
James A. & Sarah C. (Maher) 
John R. Ill & Dawne M. (Desmarais) 
Richard J. & Leslie C. (Samuelrich) 
Michael F. & Rosemary E. (Durant) 
Gary A. & Kendra J. (Auld) 
Jeffrey V. & Maura M. (McKeag) 
David J. & Patricia A. (Doyle) 
Richard J. & Christine M. (Buonopane) 
Thomas P. & Deborah M. (LeBrun) 
Paul J. & Debra M. (Weisenberger) 
Paul J., Jr. & Maureen (Taylor) 
Joseph C. & Denise E. (Pero) 
Richard B. & Sheree J. (Vitiello) 
David B. & Linda (Galluzzo) 
Michael E. & Maureen C. (Butler) 
Alfred C. & Stephanie (Fine) 
Bryan A. & Tracy A. (Taylor) 



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27 Sarah Elizabeth Collins 

28 Brooke Olivia Tiro 

28 Sarah Grace Vandevaart 

29 Madison Elizabeth Tebbetts 
29 Mary Elizabeth Gallagher 



Laurence D., Jr. & Anne D. (O'Byrne) 
Robert A. & Denise M. (Mickiewicz) 
Rolf H. & Charlene M. (Eckl) 
Robert B. & Kelli S. (Scott) 
Connell H. & Siobhan D. (Davis) 



May 

1 

4 

4 

5 

5 

6 

7 
11 
11 
12 
13 
13 
14 
14 
16 
16 
17 
18 
18 
19 
19 
22 
26 
27 
28 
28 
28 

29 
30 

June 

1 

2 

6 

7 

9 

9 
12 
12 
12 
15 
16 



Dylan Carty McBreen 
Austin Tyler Allocco 
Mariah Love Mitchell 
Leigh Marie O'Brien 
Jenna Marie Stackhouse 
Kayla Marie Hourihan 
Jacquelyn Rose Leone 
Christopher Joseph Gibbons 
Taylor Morgan Guarino 
Daniela Angela Holler 
Nicholas Joseph Elcewicz 
Benjamin Joseph Yandell 
Mark Roger Melanson 
Rebecca Claire Sievers 
Jacob Justin Allen 
Olivia Marie Finocchio 
Claire Mary Foley 
Tyler Edward Fitzgerald 
Timothy Daniel Rascher 
Kristy Yip 
Kady Yip 

Steven James Melanson 
Lily Margaret Buckley 
David Walter Holman 
Christopher Joseph Bartolotta 
Tessa Morgan Ives 



Andrew J. & Michelle I. (Behm) 
Ryan K. & Dorothy G. (Cameron) 
Jason R. & Mayra V. (Walsh) 
Joseph C, Jr. & Dale J. (Sanford) 
John R. & Annmarie R. (Romano) 
John J. & Nancy E. (Curran) 
Stephen L. & Kimberly A. (Quercia) 
John E. & Kimberly Ann (Strickland) 
Paul F. & Susan J. (Campbell) 
Jesse J. & Catherine (Raia) 
Raymond A. & Exsandra F. (Russell) 
James P. & Sharon L. (Nestor) 
Paul H. & Lynne A. (Stevenson) 
John C. & Heather (Thompson) 
Joshua B. & Helen E. (Eicher) 
Paul J. & Jeanmarie (Sherman) 
Daniel S. & Vanessa (Egan) 
William E. & Vicky L. (Page) 
Christian M. & Barbara J. (Wyskowski) 
Kim W. & Kin F. (Lam) 
Kim W. & Kin F. (Lam) 
Thomas H. & Suzanne M. (Tremblay) 
Joseph M., Jr. & Jeanne (D'Oliveira) 
Walter K., Jr. & Cheryl L. (Decourcy) 
Joseph J. & Amy (Vogt) 



Christopher D. & Jolie (Lachapelle) 
Erika Adesuwa Oluwa Seun Ekhator 

Wilfred E. & Olanrewaju (Faraybi) 
Thomas Charles Alden Charles E., Jr. & Maria C. (Daly) 

Alyssa Keli Rohlfs Robert C, Jr. & Keri M. (Michaud) 



Grace Anne Hillaker 
Christopher Paul Lundberg 
Emily Michelle Phelan 
Nicola Clementina Patel 
Jessica Rose Flynn 
Nicholas Richard Karwan 
Carolyn Joy Lowoll 
Gianni Paul Pasciuto 
Jacklyn Anna Roche 
Nicholas Taylor Nice 
Olivia Rae Tamborini 



Andrew J. & Jennifer M. (Adams) 
Robert V. & Kathleen J. (Upton) 
Patrick J. & Susan E. (Ives) 
Samir P. & Pina C. (Masciarelli) 
James M. & Rose M. (Leonard) 
Richard E. & Anna G. (Snopkowski) 
Thomas V. & Kysa L. (Schaeffer) 
Paul J. & Lisa (Cerbone) 
John J. & Cynthia L. (Blaikie) 
Richard M. & Yvette L. (Taylor) 
Anthony T. & Maureen A. (Sullivan) 



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17 Joshua Neil Fanjoy 

17 James Ronald Milliken, III 

18 Cross Robert Meehan 

19 Giovanni Peter Laurina 

20 April Janet Whitehouse 
25 Kyle Arthur Livingston 

27 Michaela Noel Chan 
30 Samantha Mary Dowe 

July 

1 Kevin Paul Manning 

1 Kristen Marie Scheeler 

2 Andrew Peter DeLeire 
4 Oliva Marie Barrett 

4 Evan Michael Burns 

5 Jason Henry Orcutt 

8 Michael Lars Hakioglu 

8 Makenzi Molloy 

9 Mia Kathleen Francazio 
11 Mary Elsa Laurila 

11 Paul William McGunigle, Jr. 

12 Erin Lynn Lucey 

16 Erica Elizabeth Booth 

17 Noah Joseph D'Alelio 
19 Mitchell Simon Navetta 

21 Emily Rebakah Sheeran 

21 Kaylyn Valerie Stewart 

22 Brian Andrew Tartarini 

23 Jack Randall Burridge 
23 James Alfred Cavallo 
23 Gianna Jane Gebhard 
23 Brian Patrick Liwo 

28 Alyson Catherine Donahue 

28 Kaitlyn Anna Foley 

29 Andrew Garabed Diranian, III 
29 Madelyn Joyce Fleming 

29 Margaret Mary Sandorse 

30 Andrew Paul Gerety 

31 Katherine Ruth Diguardia 
31 Derek Michael Hutchins 
31 Lydia Rose Taylor 



Neil L., Jr. & Sahamarie I. (Iturrondo) 
James R., Jr. & Marie E. (Simonds) 
Robert M. & Ellen R. (DiGiovanni) 
John & Elaine M. (Calligandes) 
Keith M. & Rachel (Joslin) 
Bruce E. & Charlene (McGookin) 
Philip H. & Laurie-Anne (Judge) 
Patrick A. & Christine M. (Griffin) 



Robert & Eileen P. (Grogan) 
Kevin S. & Sheila P. (Callaghan) 
Donald K. & Joanelle K. (Mahoney) 
Richard A. & Caroline M. (McCarthy) 
Stephen E. & Christine A. (Cataldo) 
Richard B. & Rhonda J. (Piotrowski) 
Adnan L. & Barbara E. (Hamilton) 
John P. & Susan M. (Torpey) 
Christopher L. & Carla D. (Morelli) 
Gregory E., Jr. & Mafalda N. (Pepe) 
Paul W. & Mary E. (O'Keefe) 
Michael C. & Diana L. (Nigro) 
Timothy A. & Patricia A. (Deviller) 
David M. & Noreen A. (Bergeron) 
Joseph & Emily I. (Shapiro) 
Charles G., Ill & Martha E. (Leach) 
Thomas L. & Lisa M. (Martins) 
Daniel P. & Gail A. (Pelusi) 
Randall H. & Jill M. (Genet) 
James E. & Christine A. (Lloyd) 
Leonard D. & Gina M. (Bernabeo) 
Karl J. & Elizabeth (McNamara) 
Timothy H. & Ann M. (Hallinan) 
Paul R. & Sharon (Higgins) 
Andrew G., Jr. & Nancy M. (Fabiano) 
Steven T. & Lee A. (Mellen) 
Peter L. & Mary (Lemieux) 
Todd A. & Kristen (D'Eramo) 
Richard J. & Mary K. (Eisner) 
Kevin M. & Renee J. (Walsh) 
Jeffrey F. & Lisa M. (Boucher) 



August 

2 Shannon Elizabeth Drager 

3 Alex John Darcy 

3 Devin Mulhern Payne 

4 Shyla Elizabeth Prasad 

5 Olivia Marie Hill 

6 Sarah Veronica Grady 
6 Isabel Heald Holden 



Douglas T. & Marybeth (Dawson) 
John J. & Joanne (MacDonald) 
Michael C. Mulhern & Jennifer (Payne) 
Sunil K. & Katherine (Kharibian) 
Joseph W. & Catherine M. (Richard) 
James C. & Laura J. (Casey) 
Charles P. & Mary E. (Heald) 



134 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



6 Lucas Winnfield Van Meter 

9 James O'Mara Lamphier 

9 Samantha Lee Trulli 

10 Samantha Rose Cardoza 

12 Christopher Adam Skeldon 

1 3 Phebe Helena Walker 

14 Austin Blake Edmonds 

18 Michael Joseph Raso 

19 Hannah Elizabeth Ditonno 

20 Emma Riley Hoffman 

23 Joseph Michael Manzi 

24 Maxwell David Casa 

26 Lee Benjamin Blumsack 

28 Victoria Gabrielle Tringale 



James E., Jr. & Diane M. (Colvario) 
Michael A. & Jacqueline (Coogan) 
Mark A. & Karen (Marsh) 
Mark F. & Kristen L. (Nowell) 
Michael J. & Lucy (Calvin) 
Nico J. & Michelle (Jenks) 
Darren M. & Anita M. (Caraballo) 
Robert N. & Mary S. (Capik) 
Wayne M. & Denise M. (Detour) 
Paul D. & Allison A. (Riley) 
Vincent M. & Kelley N. (Daniels) 
David R. & Suzanne M. (Smith) 
Henry & Jori Ann (Gould) 
Joseph V. & Vivian L. (Adams) 



September 

1 Caitlyn Rose Collins 

2 Angela Michele Aliberti 
2 Emma Catherine Beane 
2 Allison Marie MacKenzie 

6 Emma Gale Carr 

7 Michaela Lyndel Perrotta 

8 Justin Louis Sullivan 
10 Jacob Byron Abrams 
10 Danielle Meribel Dailey 

12 Tyler Joseph Palmerino 

13 Theresa Kathleen Fallon 

13 Olivia Lauren Faro 

14 Cole Joseph Mottl 

14 Brianna Patricia Smith 

17 Mary Rose Callahan 

18 Joseph Thomas DeBlasio 

19 Jocelyn Elizabeth Brissette 

21 Jenna Christine Dunton 

22 Kaitlyn Eleanor Majeski 
22 Andrew Robert Marsden 

22 Gianmarco Parrinello 

23 Devin Vincent Finnegan 

23 Carly Summer Holbrook 

24 Liam Pierce Whelan 

25 Scott Douglas MacLeod 

26 Zachary Joseph Price 

29 Zachary Alexander Carito 

30 Andrew John DiCarlo 
30 Ryan Francis Sullivan 



Christopher J. & Christine C. (Dares) 
Louis G. & Suzan M. (Brown) 
Roy L. & Shari L. (Wallace) 
Christopher J. & Karla J. (Rappoli) 
William A. & June M. (Tobey) 
Nicholas A. & Carolyn (Deangelis) 
James J., Jr. & Beth A. (Guerriere) 
Alan B. & Michelle A. (Byron) 
Edward G., Ill & Mary E. (McKenna) 
Nicholas H. & Karen M. (Fitzgerald) 
Paul F. & Catherine R. (Murphy) 
Richard J. & Kristen M. (Hazel) 
Joseph F. & Laura A. (Arsenault) 
Brian P. & Jennifer S. (Moriana) 
Paul B. & Linda L. (Green) 
Thomas E., Jr. & Michele (DiCara) 
Paul B. & Lauren E. (Danis) 
James W. & Virginia C. (Anganis) 
Stephen V. & Laura (Huhtala) 
Daniel F. & Lauren C. (Faucon) 
Giovanni & Raffaela M. (Vacca) 
Kevin V. & Cynthia S. (Lingley) 
Craig F. & Lisa A. (Ryan) 
Robert M. & Ann M. (Sommers) 
Douglas S. & Lola (Francalancia) 
Mark A. & Cheryl A. (Chrumka) 
Domenic A. & Kimberly A. (Lamb) 
Salvy & Mary M. (Allenshepski) 
James M. & Meredith M. (Mahoney) 



October 

1 Cecilia Rose Fornuto 

1 Emily Liang Hartman 

2 Abigail Alyce Harrington 



Jeffrey S. & Beth Ann (Kotecki) 
Matthew L. & Rong (Liang) 
Joseph T. & Francene (Alessi) 



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2 Michael Anthony Zammitti, III 

3 Peter Joseph Crump 

4 Kylie Megan Dube 

5 Elizabeth Mary Lowe 

6 Krista Colette Demild 

7 Erica Christine Beaulieu 

9 Benjamin Daniel Coccoluto 

1 1 Matthew Paul Yianacopolus 

14 Samantha Christine Ross 

15 Taylor Mary Messina 

16 Emily Kathleen Ryan 

17 Jennifer Lynn Smith 

20 Jack Kennedy Petitto 

21 Mark Lawrence Chiodi 
23 Sarah Andrea Boudreau 
23 Joseph Roy Connell 

23 Gina Marie DiMascio 

28 Connor James Rush 

31 Cassandra Lucci 

31 Tess Virginia O'Regan 

31 Nour Yassar Rizk 



Michael A., Jr. & Michelle M. (Begin) 
Jeffrey M. & Mary J. (Veilleux) 
David L. & Paula M. (Bordieri) 
James P. & Donna M. (Dickson) 
Robert H., Jr. & Patricia C. (Doherty) 
Michael E. & Christine M. (Murray) 
Daniel A. & Kimberly F. (Peard) 
Paul K. & Kimberly A. (Baril) 
John M. & Christine (Ferrusi) 
John R. & Linda A. (DePasquale) 
John E. & Kathleen H. (Veno) 
Christopher J. & Pamela A. (Michelini) 
Vincent P., Jr. & Nancy (Kennedy) 
Lawrence M. & Lorianne K. (Holden) 
Michael T. & Elizabeth L. (Borgatti) 
Charles D. & Jennifer S. (Roy) 
Antonio & Marie R. (Bucchiere) 
Colin J. & Anna J. (Walsh) 
Robert D. & Pamela (Eldridge) 
Stephen J. & Justine T. (Latimer) 
Yassar A. & Ashgan (Ibrahim) 



November 

1 Carolina Grace Bevin 

2 Jillian Grace Surette 
10 Gina Marie Holden 

12 Justin Stephen Hubbard 

13 Gabrielle Sylvia Crogan 

14 Alejandro Riley Winsor 
16 Caroline Anne O'Neill 
20 Abigail Kate MacDonald 

22 Eleni Lewis Rizos 

23 Shaina Rose Porter 
25 Julia Alice Bossi 

25 Jakob Charles Raichle 

26 John Oliver Murray 

27 Gabrielle Deanna Morello 



Matthew G. & Glenna R. (Young) 
Scott E. & Janet (DiPhillipo) 
William J., Jr. & Rita (Iannuzzi) 
Clifford C, Jr. & Keri J. (Gerakines) 
Christopher W. & Susan A. (Peterson) 
Daniel B. & Christina (Klavins) 
Mark J. & Tracy A. (Savage) 
Brad R. & Elizabeth (Creer) 
David L. & Kleanthi (Nick) 
Russell W. & Rosemarie C. (West) 
Scott V. & Cynthia A. (McLennan) 
Eric W. & Lori J. (Blois) 
William J. & Denise R. (Ruggeri) 
Frank & Jeannie M. (Reynolds) 



December 

1 Ashley Nicole Newbegin 

1 Evan Montas Paris 

1 Mary- Jane Toye 

3 Michaela Mary Beaulieu 

3 Calnan Weisz Sylvia 

4 Alison Rose McLaughlin 

6 Matthew John Murdocca 

7 Luke Matthew Szostkiewicz 

8 Megan Anne Sullivan 

10 Meaghan Mackenzie Carr 

10 Joseph Patrick Donovan 



Richard P., Jr. & Jane A. (Currant) 
Joshua S. & Bethania (Montas) 
Trevor G. & Marjoletn K. (Segboer) 
Stephen & Pamela M. (Beaulieu) 
Vincent P., Jr. & Mary A. (Miraglia) 
Henry A. & Margaret A. (Lang) 
Vincent F., Jr. & Cathleen M. (Barchard) 
Matthew C. & Lyn M. (Williams) 
Joseph A. & Mary A. (Tierney) 
David J. & Kimberly S. (Snow) 
Sean P. & Deirdre W. (O'Connell) 



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TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



1 1 Alex Jonathan Domenic Pacitto 

14 Olivia Mary Michaud 

15 Andrea Evelyn Ebrecht 

16 Ryan Nicholas McCullough 

18 Blake Marie Ronzio 

19 Hannah Rose Filleul 

20 Olivia Grace Hickey 

21 Connor Christian Rush 

22 Patrick John Leary 
22 William Henry Miller 

22 Skylar Elizabeth Orben 

23 Gianna Marie Faragi 

23 Devin Joseph Levesque 

24 Megan Linn Pescatore 
27 Bradley Allen Richardson 
29 Eric James Blackstock 

29 Fiona Allison Doyle 

30 Bradley Encarnacao-Vasquez 



Domenic A. & Jenny D.J. (Seronello) 
Richard L. & Lori A. (Adams) 
Steven J. & Joyce C. (Layton) 
Robert, Jr. & Jennifer L. (Perry) 
James A. & Denise (Merritt) 
Raymond S. & Susan L. (Martin) 
Gary R. & Jacqueline M. (Goyette) 
Mark C. & Holly A. (Simpson) 
Michael & Robin M. (Doucette) 
Timothy G. & Christine M. (Steadman) 
Kevin D. & Lisa M. (Edwards) 
Scott S. & Jennifer M. (Erb) 
Kevin & Jennifer A. (Russell) 
Peter F. & Leigh A. (Crawford) 
Jonathan A. & Karen J. (Tully) 
Adam L. & Melanie (Swan) 
Robert P. & Bonnie E. (Tolman) 
Robertsean & Luz M. (Vasquez-Carranza) 



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137 



Record of Marriages 
1998 





Place of 






Date 


Marriage 


Name 


Residence 


January 






3 


Medford 


Kim Evan Rich 


Melrose 






Irene Elaine Provance 


Melrose 


3 


Andover 


Mark Edward Roberts 


Londonderry, NH 






Bonita Ann Brooks 


Londonderry, NH 


17 


Sturbridge 


Robert Chester Mumpower III 


Saugus 






Marylou Susan Fresco 


Saugus 


21 


Wakefield 


Henry Edward Welch 


Wakefield 






Ellen Marie Miller 


Wakefield 


31 


Woburn 


Douglas Theodore Drager 


Wakefield 






Mary Elizabeth Dawson 


Wakefield 


February 






6 


Tisbury 


Robert Alfred Goddard 


Wakefield 






Marleen Ciroli 


Wakefield 


6 


Wakefield 


Arthur Roy Richard 


Woburn 






Maureen Kittery 


Woburn 


14 


Wakefield 


Ryan Keith Allocco 


Wakefield 






Dorothy Georgia Cameron 


Wakefield 


14 


Wakefield 


Leon Gerard Bourque 


S. Ashburnham 






Pamela Jean Babineau 


Wakefield 


14 


Saugus 


Joseph John Bruno 


Wakefield 






Maria Rita Lopriore 


Wakefield 


March 








14 


Wakefield 


Kurt Dean Bennett 


Wakefield 






Amanda Jane Laperche 


Wakefield 


14 


Cambridge 


Charles Arthur Monast 


Wakefield 






Cassandra Mary McGill 


Wakefield 


21 


Lexington 


Michael Jude Barbera 


Wakefield 






Susan Marie Palmer 


Rockland 


21 


Wakefield 


Mark David Donahue 


Wakefield 






Christine Palmacci 


Wakefield 


28 


North Reading 


Charles Allen MacDonald 


Wakefield 






Margot Godelieve Josephine Coppelmans Wakefield 


28 


Wakefield 


Robert Paul Ring, Jr. 


Byfield 






Michele Anne Folger 


Wakefield 



April 



138 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



April 

3 


Wakefield 


4 


Wakefield 


4 


Peabody 


4 


West Roxbury 


11 


Wakefield 


18 


Beverly 


18 


Billerica 


25 


Maiden 


25 


Beverly 


25 


Saugus 


26 


Revere 


May 

2 


Newton 


2 


Wakefield 


2 


Wakefield 


3 


Wakefield 


9 


Gloucester 


9 


Burlington 


9 


Wakefield 


15 


Wakefield 


16 


Attleboro 


17 


Boston 


23 


Wakefield 



Francesco Joseph Piselli, Jr. 
Diana Veino 

Peter Evangelista 
Debra Lee Adams 

David Wolf Keller 
Michele Lyn Carpenter 

Edmund Austin Kinsella, Jr. 
Christine Mary Love 

Peter Thomas Meekin 
Nancy Jane Barker 

Thomas Joseph Lucey 
Teresa Edna Rennard 
Jonathan Allen Richardson 
Karen Jeanne Tully 

John Michael Doto, Jr. 
Diane Marie Diorio 

Edward Ross Oxner, Jr. 
Paula Marie Janiak 

Steven Rocco Paolini 
April Bernice Curtin 

Gregory Scott Lapery 
Kathleen Louise McMahon 



Brian Michael Doherty 
Lauren Michelle Black 

Ralph Eugene Lucci 
Sharon Ann King 

Jason William Mullette 
Laurie Ann Wilson 

Dana Paul Bernabeo 
Helen Beatrice Stella 

Bryce Owen Gentry 
Claire Susan Perry 

Kevin Michael Hutchins 
Renee Janell Walsh 

John David Russo 
Karen Rose Sicari 

Bryce Kinney Seiwert 
Pamela Jean Rassiccia 

Craig Stephen Desrosiers 
Bridget Friedel Hansen 

David Michael Sullivan 
Kathryn Ross 

Brian David Peterson 
Heather Cyra Whittemore 



Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Peabody 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

North Reading 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Plaistow, N.H. 

Plaistow, N.H. 

Peabody 
Peabody 

Wakefield 
Reading 

Framingham 
Waltham 

Wakefield 
Tewksbury 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Peabody 
Peabody 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Stoneham 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

High Point, NC 
High Point, NC 



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139 






23 


Boston 


23 


Lynnfield 


23 


Revere 


23 


Westborough 


24 


Wakefield 


30 


Watertown 


30 


Wakefield 


30 


Wakefield 


31 


Saugus 


31 


North Reading 


June 

1 


Wakefield 


3 


Wakefield 


4 


Woburn 


5 


Stoneham 


6 


Wakefield 


6 


Wakefield 


6 


Concord 


6 


Wakefield 


6 


Melrose 


6 


North Reading 


7 


Wakefield 


13 


Boston 



David Earl Pickering II 
Patricia Ann Clayton 

John Nicholas Santangelo 
Ruthann Chapman 

Peter Frank Schonback 
Susan Elizabeth Ruby 

Christopher Alan Scott 
Melissa Marion Turner 

James Wilson Hodges, Jr. 
Vicki Lynn Vitukevich 

John Henry Kefeyan 
Tamar Elisa Zeytoonian 

Dean Howard Santerre 
Jeannine Leigh Tully 

Jason George Woods 
Brenda May White 

Jonathan Charles Ferrara 
Janette Eva Flood 

Michael Paul Godding 
Diane Michelle Germino 



Michael John McCarthy 
Kelly Jean McGuiggin 

Mark Allen Pebley 
Carolyn Eileen McDonough 

Robert Salvatore McTague 
Prabhjot Kaur Jassal 
James Hancock Crosby 
Carol Ann Caouette 
David Richard Dalton 
Diane June Frechette 
Eric William Doren 
Laurie Lynne Wharton 

John Joseph Mealey 
Catherine Ann Ballou 
John Ernest Snowden 
Catherine Marie O'Brien 
Barry Evans Spear 
Tara Lynn Ziolkowski 
Robert Charles Tryder, Jr. 
Marlene Ann Ellis 
Michael David Dube 
Deborah Anna Parente 
Mark Steven Parsons 
Marta Frances Johnson 



Wakefield 
Dorchester 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Cumming, GA 
Cumming, GA 

San Jose, CA 
San Jose, CA 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 



Stoneham 
Stoneham 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Woburn 
Woburn 

Gloucester 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Arlington 

Wakefield 
Cambridge 

North Reading 

North Reading 

Wakefield 

Melrose 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Tewksbury 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 



140 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



13 


Lexington 


13 


Wakefield 


19 


Wakefield 


20 


Danvers 


20 


Stoneham 


20 


Wakefield 


20 


Tewksbury 


27 


Wakefield 


27 


Andover 


28 


Gloucester 


28 


Wakefield 



July 

12 Danvers 



12 


Bedford 


18 


Wakefield 


18 


Wakefield 


18 


Wakefield 


24 


Wakefield 


25 


Yarmouth 


August 

1 


Boston 


1 


Lowell 


1 


Boston 



Peter Paul Poulin 
Alice Winnifred Moriarty 
Robert William Sorabella 
Sandra Lee Frisiello 
Paul Hugh Murphy, Jrv N 
Sandra Ann Goodwin 

Michael Francis Raimo 
Lorraine Madeline Paiva 

George Gordon Carino 
Lisa Ann Medeiros 

Eugene Matthew Dengate 
Rita Kelli Lovette 
Arthur Judson McElroy 
Marie Carmela Henderson 

Michael Robert DiNapoli 
Kimberly Ann Nicolai 

John Edward Fitzgerald 
Kathleen Mary Thomas 

Anthony Mark Lentz 
Lee Ellen Sciaba 

Michael Edward Moody 
Diane Mary Bottari 



Robert Joseph Carbone 
Patricia Ann Kilduff 

Edward Havelock Munroe 
Ingrid Karen Rankin 

John Edward Lilley 
Tricia Marie Umile 

Eric Allan Noble 
Elizabeth Ann Russo 
William Harold Soncrant 
Rosemarie Jean Vaudo 

Christopher George Christie 
Tara Ellen Ofcharsky 

David Riley Wilson 
Christine Marie Enwright 



Christopher Richard Breen 
Kathlyn Marie Cox 

Sumul Jitendra Shah 
Neili Anil Shah 
Eric Paul Sidmore 
Debra Sue Alberts 



Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Gloucester 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

North Reading 

Wakefield 

Kensington, NH 

Kensington, NH 

Woburn 

Wakefield 

Woburn 
Wakefield 



Maiden 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 



Brighton 

Hingham 

Lynnfield 

Burlington 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 



141 



1 


Boston 


Eric Paul Sidmore 


Wakefield 






Debra Sue Alberts 


Wakefield 


2 


Beverly 


Frederick Randall Ellis 


Wakefield 






Charlotte Nance Malloy 


Wakefield 


4 


Oak Bluffs 


Michael James Lougee 


Wakefield 






Wanda Blanche Puntoni 


Peabody 


5 


Wakefield 


Charles James Bassett 


Wakefield 






Ellen Alice Casey 


Wakefield 


8 


Wakefield 


Anthony Christopher Ferrara 


Weymouth 






Natalie Ann Nemeskal 


Wakefield 


15 


Beverly 


Andrew Joseph Delorey 


Manchester, NH 






Gia Lumetta Tropeano 


Wakefield 


15 


Salem 


Robert Derek Dunn 


Wakefield 






Elizabeth Cecelia Moran 


Woburn 


15 


Beverly 


Joseph Alexander Grant II 


Wakefield 






Diane Marie Capobianco 


Wakefield 


16 


Bedford 


Richard William Doherty, Jr. 


Medford 






Valerie Ann Sapira 


Burlington 


21 


Danvers 


John Camillo Luciani, Jr. 


Wakefield 






Susan Marie Armao 


Wakefield 


22 


Danvers 


Joel Edward Rogers 


Wakefield 






Deborah Joye Handrich 


Wakefield 


23 


Lynn 


Kevin Charles Gmelch 


Wakefield 






Susan Marie Cashman 


Wakefield 


29 


Wakefield 


Vincent Joseph Aiello, Jr. 


Salem, NH 






Lisa Ann Caprio 


Salem, NH 


29 


Wakefield 


Antonio S. Peralta Campuzano 


Wakefield 






Carol Ann Geder 


Wakefield 


29 


Peabody 


William Patrick Carroll, Jr. 


Wakefield 






Janice Marie Hynes 


Wakefield 


29 


Wakefield 


Scott David Herland 


Wakefield 






Dona Lee Chase 


Wakefield 


29 


Wakefield 


Timothy Alan Kent 


Beverly 






Annette Marie Kelly 


Beverly 


29 


Wakefield 


Thomas Michael Laquidara 


Stoneham 






Ann Jennifer Martin 


Wakefield 


29 


Wakefield 


Raymond Gerard Pelletier 


Wakefield 






Joan Lafayette 


Woburn 


29 


Wakefield 


John Peter Werner 


Arlington 






Christina Margaret Hardy 


Wakefield 


30 


Boston 


Richard Anthony Badolato, Jr. 


Wakefield 






Laura Jean Blaisdell 


Wakefield 


30 


Burlington 


Bryan Ellis 


Auburndale 






Brenda Lee Legrice 


Wakefield 



142 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



September 

5 Boston 


5 


Wakefield 


6 


Lynnfield 


12 


Reading 


12 


Salem 


12 


Chatham 


12 


Wakefield 


12 


Wakefield 


13 


Danvers 


13 


Danvers 


19 


Wakefield 


19 


Wakefield 


26 


Boston 


26 


Wakefield 


26 


Ipswich 


26 


Chatham 


26 


Lexington 


29 


Reading 


October 

3 Gloucester 


3 


Dedham 


3 


Wakefield 



Thomas Barrett Fiske 
Maura Collins 

Philip Bryan Sample 
Suzanne Rose McNulty 

Nicholas Vincent Torello, Jr. 
Rosemary Brennan 

Geoffrey Alan Corkum 
Karen Hutchinson 

Matthew Patrick Kearney 
Jill Marie Primo 

William Scott Luca 
Jennifer Lynn Vogt 

Mark Alan McSheehy 
Kristin Marie Izzett 

William Francis Ryan 
Kimberly Ann MacMillan 

Jason Todd Burgess 
Jessica Ann Kelly 

Scott Jeffery Giles 
Kristen Ann Camponescki 

Michael Chandel Brown 
Susan Eileen Barrett 

Ian Christopher Power 
Priscilla Rose Spencer 

Dale John Gilbert 
Susan Anne Konevich 

Ryan Patrick Grace 
Nicole Marie Connolly 

Kenneth John Holland 
Darlene Ruth Tillson 

Steven Ronald Lysik 
Kristin Anne Kinney 

Joseph Michael Mikenas 
Mary Ellen Hartman 

Robert Lazar Levitan 
Catherine Frances Palmerino 



James Francis Dawson 
Doreen Elizabeth Martin 

Richard Campbell Edwards 
Agnes Chan 
Noel Kitchener Jones 
Diane Marie Sjostedt 



Hermosa Beach, CA 
Hermosa Beach, CA 

Arlington 
Arlington 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Reading 
Wakefield 

Boston 
Watertown 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Billerica 
Billerica 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

River dale, GA 
River dale, GA 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Woburn 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Newburyport 
Newburyport 

Windham, NH 
Wakefield 

Van Nuys, CA 
Van Nuys, CA 



Stoneham 
Stoneham 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 



143 



3 


Wakefield 


John Montague 


Apollo Beach, FL 






Marianna Morley 


Apollo Beach, FL 


3 


Wakefield 


Christopher Daniel Sweezey 


Windham, NH 






Shannan Rene Perreira 


Windham, NH 


4 


Winthrop 


Peter John Krug 


Wakefield 






Amanda Teresa Crowell 


Wakefield 


4 


Nahant 


James Francis Salvato, Jr. 


Wakefield 






Diane Jean Wiswall 


Wakefield 


9 


Woburn 


Michael Markopoulos 


Wakefield 






Jasmine Nanos 


Wakefield 


10 


Medford 


Timothy Michael Evangelista 


Wakefield 






Susan Ellen Beltrami 


Wakefield 


10 


Wakefield 


Daniel Sylvester Hunt 


Wakefield 






Dawn Vitukevich 


Wakefield 


10 


Salem 


Douglas Andrew Klaiber 


Wakefield 






Hilary Lyn Gresser 


Wakefield 


10 


Wakefield 


Thomas James Polley 


Derry, NH 






Kristin Ellen Tavano 


Derry, NH 


10 


Salem 


Jeffrey Joseph Purches 


Wakefield 






Jodi Lee DiSessa 


Wakefield 


10 


Winchester 


Michael Scott Walsh 


Wakefield 






Wendy Leigh Flanders 


Wakefield 


11 


Woburn 


Eric Frank Caputo 


Wakefield 






Kristin Diane Williams 


Wakefield 


11 


Wakefield 


Peter James Parr 


Wakefield 






Carolyn Jean Rogers 


Wakefield 


17 


Barnstable 


Gregg Joseph Burns 


Salem, NH 






Michelle Anne Leroux 


Salem, NH 


17 


Wakefield 


Timothy John Melee dy 


Newburyport 






Jennifer Lynn Delrossi 


Wakefield 


17 


Wakefield 


Brian Merrill Thurston 


Wakefield 






Kristen Marie McNall 


Wakefield 


18 


Billerica 


Solomon Musicof 


Wakefield 






Catherine Gertrude Buckley 


Billerica 


18 


Middleton 


William John Petersen, Jr. 


Saugus 






Renee Marie Francis 


Wakefield 


24 


Wakefield 


Stephen Ralph Guay 


Wakefield 






Kimberly Ann Denehy 


Wakefield 


24 


Wakefield 


Eric Thomas Marx 


Wakefield 






Jennifer Lynn Dowd 


Saugus 


25 


Wakefield 


Craig Richard Calabrese 


Wakefield 






Jennifer Rose Nuzzolo 


Wakefield 


31 


Wakefield 


Mark Anthony Gentile 


Woburn 






Jill Marie Boudreau 


Wakefield 


November 







144 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



7 


Lee 


7 


Wakefield 


14 


Danvers 


14 


Wakefield 


14 


Mashpee 


25 


Wakefield 


28 


Hamilton 


28 


Marblehead 


28 


Millbury 


December 


11 


Lowell 


12 


Wakefield 


12 


Saugus 


12 


Mashpee 


12 


Wakefield 


12 


Shrewsbury 


15 


Wakefield 


20 


Boston 


27 


Maiden 


31 


Melrose 



31 



Reading 



Andrew Gregory Brown 
Sharon Elizabeth Biasin 

Domenic Anthony Pacitto 
Jenny Deborah Johnnie Seronello 

Robert Fesler Kunz 
Nancy Ann Rivers 

Tracy Alan Pfannkuche 
Audra Holly McCall 

Neil Patrick Walsh 
Anne Marie Mazzotta 

Kevin Joseph Spadafora 
Mary Ellen Faldasz 

David Lee Brooks 
Lisa Yifat Ann Wallace 
David Benedict Ducharme 
Sarah Katherine Byrne 
John Joseph Nolan 
Jane Mary Hagstrom 



Louis Francis Milano 
Roberta Anne Garside 

Brian Charles Ciampa 
Eleanor Therese Anzalone 

Bruce Alan Craig 
Misty Ann Nguyen 

Robert Carter Fallows 
Kitty Darlene Legum 

James Dennis Sullivan 
Christine Louise Bamberg 

Jason Michael Masciarelli 
Suman Sharma 

Gary Edward Maguire 
Bonnie Bingham Wilcox 

Rony Gil Shapiro 
Sharon Ellen Ruderman 

Dana Eric Leger 
Andrea Marie Steininger 
Jason David Farmer 
Debora Ann MacDonald 
Jon Anthony Reeves 
Cheryl Ann Uva 



Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Woburn 
Wakefield 

Pike Road, AL 
Pike Road, AL 

Charlestown 
Boston 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Auburn, WA 

Auburn, WA 

Winchester 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
East Boston 



Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Saugus 
Saugus 

Milford, NH 
Milton, NH 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Melrose 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 

New York, NY 
New York, NY 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Melrose 

Windham, NH 

Windham, NH 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 145 



Record of Deaths — 1998 



Date 


Name 


January 


1 


Dorothy M. Linder 


4 


Elsie C. McEvoy 


4 


Mildred Sweeney 


5 


Ida Mae Zani 


6 


Dorothy H. Queen 


6 


Harvey Dennis Surette 


8 


Chester Leroy Dery 


8 


Dorothy Veno 


8 


Josephine A. Zitoli 


9 


Margaret H. Monroe 


10 


Julio O. Encarnacao 


10 


Lillian F. Linden 


10 


Charles Fisher Prentice 


12 


Robert M. Tatten 


13 


Ruth M. Holmes 


13 


June R. Rizza 


15 


Lester J. Amirault 


15 


George Benjamin Davis 


19 


William C. Skulley, Jr. 


23 


Paul A. D'Angelo 


24 


John Longo 


25 


Adele Thane 


25 


Kitty W. Thornburg 


26 


George E. Foley 


27 


Lena Giaimo 


28 


Frances L. O'Brien 


29 


Mildred C. Garfield 


29 


Elizabeth C. Hartenfels 


31 


Beulah Elizabeth Jacques 


February 


3 


Effie Leora Kendall 


3 


Jennie M. Smith 


4 


Gerald A. Durkee 


4 


Mary A. Franciose 


4 


Eleanor M. Martino 


4 


Marion E. Nickerson 


6 


Stephanie Irene Garons 


7 


Anna Esther DeMarco 


7 


Charles Joseph Harmen 


8 


Scott W. Daniels 



Age 



87 
90 
88 
82 
66 
97 
88 
91 
73 
84 
66 
95 
46 
70 
91 
84 
89 
91 
55 
78 
84 
93 
94 
83 
98 
95 
98 
83 
94 



92 
83 
71 
88 
62 
95 
78 
89 
91 
41 



146 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



8 Cora G. Letch 90 

8 Madelyn E. Nye 87 

10 Edith Frances Cardwell 79 

11 Eleanor R. Murphy 78 

12 Frank V. Cucurullo 77 
12 Lester James Moore 74 

17 Michael S. DelRossi 78 

18 Leo F. Beane 64 

19 Rose Gertrude Iannuzzi 81 

20 Joseph E. Anderson 67 

21 Evelyn R. Maloney 79 

22 Ruth A. DeViller 69 

23 Mary Bertha Howard 91 

23 Charles Nelson Phinney 82 

24 June Audrey Brooks 68 
24 William Thomas Dorgan 89 
24 Phoebe Millicent Wannlund 88 

March 

1 Marian M. Rich 91 

1 Esther M. Rollins 88 

2 Marie Gretchen Hinsch 87 

2 Anthony D. Pasquale 65 

3 Emma Catherine Cataldo 86 

3 Mary Laham Shahood 79 

4 Peter Kilgour, Jr. 70 

6 Helen Josephine Shea 88 

7 Joseph Paul Testa 71 

8 Roland E. Saucier 70 

9 Jeanette L. Tropeano 87 
10 Robert Francis Greene 68 

10 Helen M. Murphy 104 

11 Alexandria A. Lawrence 85 

11 Margaret J. Santolucito 95 

12 Mary Haugh 85 

13 Delia R. Albanese 79 

14 Ann F. Coombes 96 

15 Marguerite C. McGrath 84 

18 Dorris May Hardy 96 

19 Ruth E. Kincaid 92 

20 Florence Edna RiddeU 85 

21 Annabelle H. Doren 70 

22 Richard Alvan Brackley 70 

24 Pauline J. Paolini 79 

25 Stella Hickey 90 

26 Bernard Gaston Allard 87 

26 Edmund Ambrozik 83 

27 Anna Piccolo 93 

29 Erik W. Erikson 84 

30 Rocco Orlando Rinaldi 66 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 147 



April 

4 Mary Josephine Dion 92 

6 Lawrence F. Masse 68 

7 Dorothy Ann Lyons 84 

7 Frank F. Oliver 82 
9 Anna L. Brown 77 
9 Armando Cresta 59 

11 Anthony James Scrivano 65 

13 June A. Brown 79 

13 Robert E. Stephenson 83 

14 Alphonse Dente 85 

15 Frances Castiglione 95 
17 Maria V. Amico 51 
17 Robert Lantz Burnette 80 
17 Alice Rose Chadbourne 89 

17 Florence K. Thresher 97 

18 Anna A. Camelio 75 
18 Frederick David Graham, Jr. 88 
18 Richard W. Turner 67 
21 Kathryn Marion Roper 96 
21 Anne Marie Woods 64 
24 Helen V. Graham 81 

24 Wilhelmina A. Malagodi 84 

25 Edward Gideon Goodoak, Jr. 68 

26 Filomena S. Ramil 88 

26 Pauline Louise Shaw 90 

27 Charlotte M. Brackett 83 

27 Florella Mitchell 86 

28 Margaret Victoria Ball 87 
28 Mary Elizabeth Gailis 88 
28 Joseph P. Grigas 76 

28 Roland J. Malmquist 88 

29 Gertrude Rubenstein 99 

30 Nathalie Monge Stoddard 74 

May 

1 Dorothy Sandberg 89 

1 Lor en B. Sjostrom 85 

3 Jeanne A. Moccia 76 

4 Dante A. Tecce 70 
6 Pauline Marie Bennett 90 

8 John E. Whelan 73 

9 Lewis J. DiDonato 72 
9 Flora A. Restaino 72 

10 Loretta E. Bastardo 88 

10 John B. Hennessey 54 

13 Louis DeFeo 83 

15 Lloyd Alexander Dow °' 

17 Eleanor Elizabeth Marotta 88 

17 Charles George Mayhew 82 



148 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



18 Harold Conrad Carlson 71 

18 Ada T. Maretti 101 

20 Eva R. Gaw 70 

24 Allan Barnett 72 

27 Timothy F. Coffey 71 

28 Helen L. Weyland 94 
30 Pauline Blanchard Hanright 82 

June 

3 Howard E. Melanson 63 

6 Douglas Sinclair Dalton 70 

6 John D. Thompson 75 

8 Dorothy Serafin 81 

10 Alice A. Fish 95 

10 Gladys Marie Harrison 85 

12 Michael Anthony Cangiano 86 

13 George Melvin Hollo way 76 

15 Beatrice Robinson Schreiber 91 

16 Arthur Delbert LeFave 86 

17 Ruth Ann Cassidy 63 

18 Audrey Alice Card 78 

19 Catherine Mary Ambrozik 67 

19 John Charles Comeford 76 

20 Margaret Alice Howell 92 

21 Norman Joseph Boutilier 73 
23 Carl Edwin Beck 75 
23 Francis O. Cosman 87 

23 Albert Joseph Trabucco 80 

24 Victoria Mondello 93 

25 Robert Edwin Dillon 81 

29 Emma Mary Perry 87 



July 

2 Pasquale John Graziano 90 

4 Angelo R. Musto, Jr. 80 

5 Mario George Gallucci 81 

5 Ernest Arthur Golia 85 

6 Mary A. Fayle 79 

11 George H. Medige 72 

12 Carlo Charles Alessi 77 

13 Robert G. Hynes 57 

14 Sarah Kingston 93 

14 John C. McGregor 63 

15 Hazel A. Smith 92 

16 Anita Rita Meuse 76 

16 Joseph Ciampa 67 

17 Doris Arlene Burger 86 

18 Dorothy Tisdale Poges 76 
20 Olof Emmanuel Sandgren 79 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 149 



21 


Esther E. Healey 


23 


Rita Louise Egan 


23 


Ann Elizabeth Kane, AKA Sist 


23 


Pearl Vaters 


27 


Clara T. Cubitoso 


28 


Shirley M. Noble 


30 


Mary E. White 


August 




5 


Herbert J. Paiva 


6 


Doris A. Schneider 


9 


Roger I. Chaney 


9 


Cesidio J. Porreca 


10 


Rita Alice Sardella 


11 


Wesley H. Griggs 


11 


Margaret B. Hinds 


18 


Annabelle E. Altieri 


18 


Diane Jessica Bourque 


18 


Sam Groden 


18 


Robert E. Roche 


21 


Lucy Kerrins 


22 


Frederick A. Gass 


25 


Helen C. O'Brien 


25 


Leila C. Parlee 


September 


1 


Hazel Evelyn Maxim 


1 


Albert J. Sicard 


3 


M. Marie Mahoney 


6 


William Andrew Cardwell 


11 


Jeffrey Charles Madden 


15 


Ann Gene Martin 


18 


Eleanor Kathryn Noren 


18 


Malvern E. Tasker 


19 


Janet Marie Austin 


22 


Rita Vivian Jackson 


25 


Janet Greeno 


28 


Norman F. Doucette 


October 


1 


David Franklin Hadley Watts 


1 


Michael C. Zarbo 


2 


Corinne Frances Hale 


4 


Jerome S. Altieri 


5 


Roland P. Charest 


5 


Harold E. Nelson 


5 


Frank Mark Vecchry 


6 


Esther Olivia Bainton 


6 


Edith Bern 


10 


Timothy F. Murphy 



85 
79 
94 
85 

74 
77 
79 

66 

68 
81 
80 
76 
34 
96 
86 
68 
87 
68 
92 
76 
90 
89 



87 
76 
92 
81 
18 
54 
78 
86 
44 
73 
78 
55 



70 
64 
89 
84 
93 
86 
76 
94 
95 
77 



150 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



11 


Warren Curtis Weeks 


14 


Dorothy Frances Lounsbury 


17 


Cornelius V. Leary 


19 


Patricia Arlene Cardillo 


20 


John Richard Little 


22 


Richard C. Gillis 


23 


Mark Stephen Mitchell 


25 


Grace Evelyn Corbin 


26 


Harold P. Swallow 


27 


Alice W. Hughes 


28 


Genarino J. Camuso 


31 


Nour Yassar Rizk 


November 


3 


Margaret Elizabeth Muse 


6 


William T. Keating 


7 


Manuel De Abreu 


7 


Charles V. Billante 


8 


Mary A. Cardillo 


8 


Alan Hairing 


8 


Alma Lucile Knox 


8 


Mary C. Sowyrda 


9 


Boyd Leonard King 


9 


Wanda Mary Mieswa 


9 


Joseph Francis Poges, Jr. 


10 


Catherine Ward 


11 


Grace L. Brown 


12 


Maurice J. Carroll 


14 


Ruth Helen Orsini 


15 


Paul J. Conway 


15 


Zivan Simonian 


17 


James L. Flynn, Jr. 


18 


Frederick William Euloth 


18 


Stanley A. Wardan 


19 


Rita M. Hazard 


19 


Lorraine Schacht 


20 


Dorothy May Foote 


21 


Shirley Marie Gordon 


22 


Hazel E. Lathuras 


25 


Allan John McLennan 


26 


Thomas G. Johnston 


27 


Catherine C. Colasanti 


27 


Salvatore Peter Rosati 


28 


Marion Jane Dodge 


29 


Phyllis NMN Horowitz 


December 


2 


Alice Trinette McGregor 


3 


Gorham Henshaw, Jr. 


4 


Mary T. Looney 



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93 

78 
65 
77 
51 
48 
75 
92 
95 
78 
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83 
92 
73 

102 
37 
95 
43 
72 
90 
76 
91 
85 
91 
89 
68 
87 
74 
63 

104 
81 
57 
65 
63 
71 
93 
61 
87 
80 
94 
68 



71 
86 
93 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 151 



4 Gertrude F. Qualters 76 

6 Rosina J. Bowdidge 99 

8 Ethel C. Faulkner 84 

8 Edward L. Morin 67 

9 Leonard Edward Stinson, Jr. 65 
10 Barbara Ellsworth 75 
10 Elizabeth Home 91 
10 Anna J. Kuklinska 90 
13 Ann M. Fitzgerald 84 
13 Grace M. McCartin 88 

15 Bruce Knox Turner 80 

16 Hazel L. Doherty 86 

16 Alvan R. Goddard 74 

17 Alida Ouellette 86 
20 Ruth Hazel Reid 100 
20 George Thomas Squires 70 
22 Marjorie L. Court 71 
22 Florence Yee 61 

24 James Francis Fullum, Jr. 80 

25 Franklin J. Fotino 68 
25 Robert Cameron Rouleau 60 
27 Clara M. Richardson 99 
29 Irene B. Trenholm 94 
31 Portia DeGeorge 92 
31 Martha Scangas 75 



152 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of the Town Treasurer 

To the citizens of Wakefield: 

I herewith present my report for the year ending December 31, 1998: 

TRUST FUNDS 

The Trust Funds now in the hands of the Treasurer are as follows: 

Old Cemetery Trust Funds $ 6,650.00 

Library Trust Funds 140,780.00 

Park Trust Funds 21,472.00 

School Trust Funds 9,000.00 

Various Trust Funds 28,030.00 

Perpetual Care Investments $ 855,508.00 

Other Investments $8,775,671.00 

During the Fiscal year 7-1-99 to 
6-30-00 the following loans will 
fall due: 

1 Year School Bond Anticipation Note (BAN) 
Principal $9,707,626.00 

School Bond Interest 440,000.00 

Fire Truck Principal $ 76,000.00 

Interest 5,586.00 

Library Principal $ 225,000.00 

Interest 131,984.00 

We are pleased to report that the interest 
earned from 1-1-98 to 12-31-98 is as follows: 

Investments $1,275,438.00 

Trust Funds & Perpetual Care 78,325.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

PAUL LAZZARO 
Treasurer 



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Statement of Revenues & Expenditures 

Analysis of General Fund Revenues 

Expenditure by Department 



154 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Annual Report 
of the Town Accountant 

FOR THE FISCAL PERIOD ENDING JUNE 30, 1998 

The Town again finished fiscal year 1998 with a very solid financial posi- 
tion and a budget surplus of approximately $450,000. The Town appropriated 
approximately $864,000 of the FY97 free cash balance during the fiscal year, 
and restored most of that with the year end surplus. The combined balance 
sheet and statement of revenues and expenditures for all funds is presented on 
the following pages. Additional detail for the General Fund and a schedule of 
outstanding debt is also presented. 

In most cases, revenue increases kept pace with increases in operating 
expenses for the fiscal year and helped to contribute to the surplus. Cherry 
Sheet revenues increased again over FY97 and the State distributed additional 
lottery funds of $150,189. 

Our outstanding indebtedness increased in FY98 when the Town sold 
bonds in the amount of $3.2 million to replace short term construction loans 
with permanent financing for the new library building. The Town is currently 
funding the Dolbeare School project with $6 million of short term borrowings 
until the project is completed. 

KPMG Peat Marwick, Certified Public Accountants, currently audits the 
Town's annual financial statements. The complete financial statements and the 
auditors' report are available from the Town Accountant and are on file in the 
Selectmen's Office. Copies of all financial reports and ledgers are available upon 
request during normal business hours. 

RICHARD P. CONBOY, JR., CPA 
Town Accountant 



187th ANNUAL REPORT 



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Index to Town Officers 9 Reports 



General Government: 

Americal Civic Center 18 

Assessor's Board 15 

Conservation Commission 17 

Contributory Retirement 

Board 16 

Planning Board 16 

Selectmen's Report 12 

Town Officers 2 

Protection of Persons and Property: 

Animal Control Officer 34 

Building Division 31 

Emergency Management 

Director 29 

Fire Alarm & Traffic Signal 30 

Fire Department 24 

Forest Warden 29 

Gas Division 32 

Parking Clerk 23 

Plumbing Division 31 

Police Department 20 

Sealer of Weights and 

Measures 33 

Wire Division 32 

Health and Welfare: 

Council on Aging 41 

Health Department 36 

Housing Authority 39 

Public Service: 

Municipal Gas & Light 

Department 82 



Maintenance: 

Director of Public Works 46 

Buildings Division 52 

Cemetery Division 50 

Engineering Division 47 

Garage Division 47 

Highway Division 51 

Park and Forest Division . . .50 
Sewer Division 54 

Education: 

Library Director 72 

Library Trustees 70 

School Committee 58 

Superintendent of Schools 58 

Vital Statistics: 

Births : . . .130 

Deaths 145 

Election Results 120 

Marriages 137 

Town Clerk's Section 88 

Town Meetings, Annual . . . .89,103 
Town Meetings, Special . .109, 114 
Treasurer's Report 152 



INDEX TO TOWN ACCOUNTANTS REPORT 



Accountant's Statement 154 

Schedule of Indebtedness 169 

Receipts 155 

Expenditures 157 

Analysis of General Fund Revenues 158 



FORM OF BEQUEST 

I hereby give and bequeath to the Trustees of the 
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, 

Mass., the sum of Dollars 

to have and hold, to be used for the unrestricted 
purposes of the said library. 



EMERGENCY NUMBERS 

POLICE or Ambulance 245- 1212 

FIRE Rescue or Inhalator 245- 1313 



Your Town Government 

Assessors 246-6380 

Board of Health 246-6375 

Collector of Taxes 246-6386 

Veterans' Services 246-6377 

Board of Selectmen 246-6390 

Town Clerk 246-6383 

Town Accountant 246-6395 

Town Counsel, 4 Avon St. 246-6343 

Town Treasurer, 1 1 Albion St. 246-6340 

Building Inspector — wire, plumbing 246-6388 

Civil Defense 246-6430 

Fire Department, Crescent St. (non-emergency) 246-6432 

Memorial Library, Main St. 246-6334 

Municipal Light Department, 9 Albion St. 246-6363 

Police Department, 1 Union St. (non-emergency) 246-6321 

Public Works Department 246-6300 

Emergency Water and Sewer 246-6318 

Retirement Board 246-6396 

School Department 246-6400 

Personnel Department 246-6390 

Data Processing Department 246-6350 

Dog Officer 246-6345 

Council on Aging, 26 Crescent St. 245-3312 

Wakefield Housing Authority, 26 Crescent St. 245-7328